Closure Announcements


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is finalizing its multi-phased re-opening plan, and within the next two weeks expects to announce a re-opening date for an initial phase that includes limited service at all branch locations. The re-opening plan aligns with planning and guidelines from Mecklenburg County, the State of North Carolina, and the CDC.  The health and safety of our customers and staff are the highest priority variable determining when and how service will be restored. The Library is working with Mecklenburg County to acquire PPE for staff and is developing critical safety measures affecting collections materials in preparation for re-opening.  

While Library locations and drop boxes remain closed, the Library is serving customers with extensive online and virtual programming, along with expanded digital resource offerings, all of which can be accessed through All fines for materials are being waived. The Library will post further updates on re-opening plans on the Library’s website and social media platforms. 



A decision to reduce library hours of operation is made with the safety of library employees and the public in mind.

Fines/fees - If the library system closes for a day, or any part of a day, library customers do not have to pay fines for that day. This includes holiday closures. 
Due datesAll due dates and holds will be adjusted accordingly.
Material/book drop locations - All exterior material/book drops  will close during holiday closures and other inclement weather closings  EXCEPT at the Morrison Regional and North County Regional Library locations. These materials/book drops are the only locations that will remain open (because of their automated materials handling system).