Share your talents. Learn new skills. Meet new people. Create a literate community.
In the last year, more than 1,400 volunteers donated 61,000 hours of their time to support our Library – valued at more than $1.8 million in donated services! The Library is very fortunate to have so many dedicated...
The Library offers free wireless access (Wi-Fi) at all locations for library patrons to use with their own personal notebooks, laptops and other mobile devices. These access points are unsecured, accessible only during normal library hours and filtered to comply with CIPA regulations. A patron's...
1. Call the State of North Carolina’s Business Link North Carolina (1-800-228-8443), to verify any state licensing/sublicensing requirements for your type of business. Or go online http://www.blnc.gov/start-your-business/business-licenses-permits.
2. If you have chosen a specific location for your...
Tools to host a library card drive at your school
What little card costs nothing at all, and is one of your best back-to-school tools?
Your library card!
The Library has a wealth of tools and services that support educators and students during the school year. Encouraging children to read and use...
What can you do at your library?
At our many convenient locations in Mecklenburg County you can find books, movies, music, internet connections, computers and rentable Wi-Fi hot spots, programs for children and adults, and staff trained to find the answers you need. You can also use our web site to...
Building to Enhance, Sustain and Evolve our Impact in the Community
As a pillar of lifelong learning in our community – our commitment to Digital Inclusion is long term. We plan to continue to build and enhance programs that are sustainable and can continually evolve to meet the needs of the...
Where does Library funding come from?
The Library receives most of its operational funding from Mecklenburg County (approximately 90%). Other funding sources, such as the State of North Carolina, the City of Charlotte, and the Mecklenburg ABC Board, make up a small portion of the Library’s...
Library by Phone: Notification of Overdue Items
Everyone occasionally forgets to return library materials on time. Our phone notification service will place two calls when an item is overdue on your library card.
One call when an item is 10 days overdue
One call when an item is 27 days overdue
How do I get a card?
You may go to any of our twenty branches to get a card. You will be required to show proof of residency (see below) before a card is issued. Or, if you are over 18 years of age, you may apply for a card online. If you are a student in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system,...
Take part in our digital world! Get online at the Library. Learn about computers and technology. Make connections.
We strive to provide services and technology that connect people to the world and each other. This page includes some of the ways we can help with common technology needs. If you don’t...