On November 3, 2019 at 5 p.m., South County Regional Library closed to the public. We anticipate reopening in early 2021 with a refreshed library. In the meantime, we know that this closure may impact customer use of the library. Renovations allow us to serve customers and Mecklenburg County in even better ways. We are bringing these changes based on customer feedback, and with funding from Mecklenburg County.
Please know that we are doing everything we can to bring customers convenient library access through our other 19 locations, programs at alternate venue locations, and a growing digital collection that includes books, music, videos, and research resources. We hope this information helps customers understand service options during the closure and keeps customers engaged with the library. The patronage of our customers is vitally important, so please read on for important information as well as other useful updates.
During the closure, we hope you will continue to use your library services by connecting with another branch for browsing, borrowing, classes/workshops, children's storytimes, and the many other ways you use us, or by using our online services at cmlibrary.org.
Other local branches to the South Mecklenburg County area
There are other branches local to the South Mecklenburg County area that continue to offer children's storytimes, programs and services. We encourage South County Regional customers to explore the option closest to them and to continue their library experiences at:
- Morrison Regional Library - 7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte 28211 704-416-5400
- Matthews Library - 230 Matthews Station Street, Matthews 28105 704-416-5000
- Steele Creek Library -13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte 28273 704-416-6800
- Independence Regional Library - 6000 Conference Drive, Charlotte 28212 704-416-4800
Library Holds and Pick-ups
As of October 21, Morrison Regional Library automatically became the ‘home’ location on South County Regional Library accounts. Since Morrison Regional Library is the closest library to South County Regional, it has been identified as the interim holds pick-up location during renovation. We are doing this to make it easier for customers because, as of October 21, South County Regional no longer received or distributed reserved items.
Customers who wish to choose an alternate ‘home’ location for their holds pick-up location other than Morrison Regional Library, can do so in the following two ways:
- Request assistance from any Library staff at South County or any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location; or
- Call the Library at 704-416-0100
Or, when in Bibliocommons reserving an item, customers can choose a location from the drop-down list -- but remember South County was removed as an option on October 21. (Note: changing this is in Bibliocommons will not permanently update the ‘home’ location in customer accounts.)
Attending Children's Storytimes
Children’s storytimes will continue at nearby community locations, including Gymboree Play & Music, the Morrison Family YMCA and Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. Other family storytimes are offered at various times at our 19 other Library locations (visit cmlibrary.org and search the calendar). Please look for additional details regarding times and locations for children's storytimes.
Returning Books and Materials to the South County Book-drop
Please note that South County Regional is no longer a book drop location and the drop-off receptacle has been removed. Customers can drop off items at any of our other 19 Library locations.
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
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Thank you for your patience during our renovation. We encourage customers to continue using the Library – both at another location or online at cmlibrary.org. We value all of our customers and look forward to welcoming South County Regional customers back to an exciting, newly renovated library in early 2021!
South County Regional Library is located at 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, 28277. For information on all branch locations, click here.