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New CMLibrary app launches December 1, 2021.

Exciting and fun user experience with the new, easy-to-use mobile app

November 15, 2021

Bring the joy of browsing the shelves to your phone with the Library’s new and improved mobile app. With new titles, staff lists and programs featured on the homepage, the new mobile app will provide a discovery every time you log in.  Access Charlotte Mecklenburg Library from your Android and Apple iOS phone or tablet anywhere 24/7. Search for "CMLibrary" or "Charlotte Mecklenburg Library" to download! The name of the new app will remain the same.

The new app will be available to download from the Google Play Store or the iPhone Store on December 1, 2021. After December 1, 2021, the old CMLibrary app will not be accessible. Your information linked to your Library card will be transferred over once you log into the new app. 

Notable Features with the new app: 

  • In-app Library card that can be used to check out materials 

  • Manage your account, search the catalog, renew and reserve books 

  • Scan the barcode of any book to see which branches have it available 

  • Find branch location information with the most up-to-date information on Library hours and closures 

  • See and register for events and programs through the Library calendar 

  • View new titles, curated staff lists and recommendations 

  • Connect with us on social media 

  • Access our homepage 

  • Pay fees 

See below for a sneak peek at the new features.

New home screen with easy to access menu at the top and discovery of new items at the Library.

See the upcoming programs and register right in-app. Check out the curated staff pick lists from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's own librarians.

Find your next great read and place it on hold. Easily select the location where you would like to pick it up.

See all of the Library's locations and the most up-to-date branch hours and closures.

Forget your Library card while at one of our branches? Don't worry! You can access it in the app.

Update your settings, including your email account, within the app. Never miss one of the Library's updates.


Need help finding and downloading the new mobile app?

Open the App Store on your iPhone or Google Play Store on your Android phone.



Search for cmlibrary or Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and look for the i can app and click install.

Need to find your Library card?

Find your Library card on the home screen of the app here.


This blog was updated on December 7, 2021.