The Library Celebrates Future University City Location

January 16, 2024

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s construction of the future University City Regional Library location is now underway with an anticipated completion time in 2025. While poor weather conditions caused the groundbreaking event to be canceled, the project continues to move forward.

The University City branch is one of the most visited libraries in the CML system. Last fiscal year, it circulated nearly 300,000 materials and hosted over 15,000 customers in its programs.

The new facility will be located less than a mile from the current facility on Waters Edge Village Drive in the new Waters Edge development along JW Clay Boulevard.

“This new facility has the customer in mind with generous spaces for dedicated program areas, a large community room, new and ample technology, and flexible meeting spaces, along with comfortable individual and group-size reading and study spaces,” Library CEO Marcellus Turner said.   

Mecklenburg County approved a $39.6 million capital ordinance for the project in 2022, which allows the Library to purchase the land, building and various needs such as furniture, fixtures, equipment and technology necessary to open to the public.

For more information on the University City Regional Library Project, visit here.