Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy”
with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that...
Part of the Library’s mission is to provide opportunities for personal success in reading and learning for everyone. To this end, we offer book club kits.
Each kit includes 10 copies of a book for use by your club, biographical notes on the author, sample discussion questions and tips for a...
Thanks for letting us know that you already have a library card. If you still have your card and/or account number, you can log in to our catalog using your account number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number). You can also download and log in to our apps, which will create a...
VolunTeen and Internship Opportunities
Are you interested in becoming a VolunTeen or Satellite Studio Intern at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library? Our VolunTeen initiative is now year-round, which means that teens ages 13 to 17* now have the opportunity to earn community service hours by becoming a...
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The Interlibrary Loan service allows libraries to borrow materials that they do not own, such as books, microfilm and photocopies of journal articles, from other libraries throughout...
What is a Teacher Loan card?
Teacher Loan cards are a special privilege granted to educators and patrons who work for institutions and facilities that educate or care for children in Mecklenburg County. Teacher Loan cards are intended to benefit the students.
What are the benefits?
Skills to Practice this Month
To improve your child's vocabulary, add more detail to what she says when she talks with you.
Research shows that children who have larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they read....
Children who know and use more words when they are very young learn to read more easily and have greater academic success than those who don't. Get Ready with Words was designed to set children up for lifelong literacy through vocabulary enrichment. With generous funding from a PNC Foundation Grow...
All Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations have voter registration forms available year-round for customers to complete and mail to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections (BOE).
Community groups may request space to set up voter registration tables in library locations. With approval from the...
Take the Library with you wherever you go with our Android and iOS mobile applications.
Forget your library card? No worries! Use a digital version of your library card within the app to check out materials online or at your favorite location.
Ready for your next read, but don’t have time to visit...