The Library will close its two Uptown locations, Main and ImaginOn, to the public during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The Library system would normally be closed Sunday, Sept. 2 and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Main and ImaginOn will also close Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Saturday, Sept. 8 and will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Why will Main and ImaginOn be closed?
- The decision to close the two uptown libraries during the DNC was made by the Board of Trustees last October due to concerns about safety, security, access and parking.
- Book returns at Main and ImaginOn will be unavailable during the closure, but fines for overdue materials will be waived during this period. While Main and ImaginOn are closed, customers may return library items to any other Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location. All 18 of the other libraries have outdoor book returns that will be available 24/7.
Other libraries and services will be available during the DNC.
- Though Main and ImaginOn will be closed during the DNC, hours at the remaining 18 locations will remain the same (all libraries will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day). Nearby alternate libraries include Plaza Midwood, Myers Park, Scaleybark, Sugar Creek and Beatties Ford Road Regional.
- Many library services are available online at cmlibrary.org. From the library’s web site, customers can search the catalog, place holds, check to see when items are due, pay overdue fines, or renew items that may be approaching the due date. Telephone renewal is available at 704.416.7363.
- Our Information Line (704-416-0101) will be open during its regular operating hours, Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-7pm and Friday/Saturday 10am-5pm.
New Sunday hours will begin the following week (Sept 9):
- On Sunday, September 9, new Sunday hours (1-5pm) will go into effect at Main, ImaginOn and the six regional libraries. These new Sunday hours are the result of increased FY13 funding from Mecklenburg County.
Will other County and City services be available during DNC?
- Mecklenburg County has issued a news release announcing which County and City Services will be impacted by the DNC. Read the news release.