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310 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 416-0100

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Library Manager: Jonita Edmonds

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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Located uptown in the heart of Charlotte's Arts & Education district, the Main Library offers a multitude of services, materials, programs and meeting rooms. This central location supports the activities of the Library's nineteen branch locations and outreach services. The iconic quotes on the columns in front of Main Library are also an attraction. View a listing of quotes from these columns.

First Floor Popular Materials
  • Showcases the newest and high-demand materials
  • Find Movies, music, audio books, and a wide selection of new release books
  • Laptop bar for easy use of the building's WIFI
  • Email express stations for 15 minute use
  • Compact collection of youth materials
  • One of Main Library's pieces of public art, a beautiful and impressively large mosaic of Romare Bearden's Before Dawn


Job Help Center
  • Computers for those seeking employment or career advancement
  • Career Resources
  • Staff available to assist job seekers with setting up email accounts, creating resumes, searching for job opportunites and completeling online applications
  • Classes for basic computer skills and job related topics


Second Floor Fiction, Non-fiction, Magazines, Newspapers and Research
  • Full-service, professional, reference staff
  • largest collection of books for check-out in the library system
  • Varied reference materials, including Primary Resources, Subject Specific Encyclopedias (Social Issues, Music & Arts, Science, etc)
  • Computers with electronic resources, Internet, Periodical Databases, Word Processing, and other software programs
  • Designated quiet areas for concentrated study and wireless laptop use


Federal Depository Library
  • One of 1200 + libraries in the United States that receive publications from the United States Government Printing Office
  • Access to publications created by federal agencies about laws, demographics, citizenship, military history, health, national parks, and many other topics
  • Some documents are in print and can be checked out using your library card, while others are online and accessible through the library's catalog


Small Business Collection
  • Business start-up guides and business plan books
  • Business directories and industry data
  • Sales and marketing publications
  • Demographic resources and assistance with online data
  • Research computers with Online Business Resources available


Non-Profit Collection
  • The Library is a member of The Foundation Center's nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and related agencies
  • Main Library offers free access to print materials, electronic resources, and classes for instruction in locating funders, writing basic proposals, starting a nonprofit, and more
  • Nonprofit organizations, foundations, and individual researchers can use the collection to identify grant funding prospects and giving patterns from private grantmakers and corporations


Local History
  • The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room is located on the third floor of Main Library and open to the same hours
  • Houses historical and current information on Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and North Carolina
  • Resources focusing on the eastern part of the United States
  • Genealogical resources in print and online
  • Learn more about the special collections and resources in the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

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