South County Regional Library to close in November for renovations

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's South County Regional Library location will close on November 3, 2019 for renovations

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has identified South County Regional Library as next in line for exciting renovations that will allow us to serve you and Mecklenburg County in even better ways. We are bringing you these changes based on your feedback, and with funding from Mecklenburg County.

On November 3, 2019 at 5 p.m., South County Regional Library will close to the public. We anticipate reopening in winter 2021 with your refreshed library. In the meantime, we know that this closure may impact your use of the library. Please know that we are doing everything we can to bring you convenient library access through our other 19 locations, programs at alternate venue locations, and a growing digital collection that includes books, music, videos, and research resources.

This is the first of a series of communication you will receive from the Library with information to help you understand service options during the closure and keep you engaged with the library. Your patronage is vitally important to us, so please read on for important information about your library account, as well as other useful updates.

During the closure, we hope you will continue to use your library services by connecting with another branch for browsing, borrowing, classes/workshops, children's storytimes, and the many other ways you use us, or by using our online services at

Other local branches to the South Mecklenburg County area

There are other branches local to the South Mecklenburg County area that continue to offer children's storytimes, programs and services. We encourage you to explore the option closest to you and continue your library experiences:

  • Morrison Regional Library - 7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte 28211 704-416-5400
  • Matthews Library - 230 Matthews Station Street, Matthews 28105 704-416-5000
  • Steele Creek Library -13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte  28273 704-416-6800
  • Independence Regional Library - 6000 Conference Drive, Charlotte 28212 704-416-4800

Library Holds and Pick-ups

As of October 21, Morrison Regional Library will automatically become the ‘home’ location on your account. Since Morrison Regional Library is the closest library to South County Regional Library, it has been identified as the interim holds pick-up location during renovation. We are doing this to make it easier for you because starting October 21, South County Regional Library will no longer receive or distribute reserved items.

If you want to choose an alternate ‘home’ location for your holds pick-up location other than Morison Regional Library, there are two ways you can do this:

  1. Request assistance from any Library staff at South County or any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location; or
  2. Call the Library at 704-416-0100

Or, when you’re in Bibliocommons reserving an item, you can choose a location from the drop-down list -- but remember South County will be removed as an option as of October 21. (Note: changing this is in Bibliocommons will not permanently update the ‘home’ location in your account.)

Attending Children's Storytimes

Children’s storytimes will continue at nearby community locations, including Gymboree Play & Music, the Morrison Family YMCA and Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. Other family storytimes are offered at various times at our 19 other Library locations (visit and search the calendar). Please look for additional details regarding times and locations for children's storytimes.

Returning Books and Materials to the South County Book-drop

After November 3, South County Regional will no longer serve as a book drop location and the drop-off receptacle will be removed. You can drop off items at any of our other 19 Library locations.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to learn more about our Building Projects? Click here.

Thank you for your patience during our renovation. We encourage you to continue using the Library – both at another location or online at We value you as a customer and look forward to welcoming you back and showing you the exciting changes to our newly renovated library when we reopen!

South County Regional Library customers are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 for fun activities at South County Regional Library. It will be a celebration of customers and South County Regional before it closes.  

South County Regional Library is located at 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, 28277. For information on all branch locations, click here.