Use the form below to apply for your library card online. After you submit the form, you will receive an email confirmation, followed by a letter in the mail containing your new Library card with instructions on how to activate it. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Have you ever had a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card?
Would you like your Library card immediately?
Can't wait for a card to be mailed? Apply in person at your nearest branch and get your card immediately. Be sure to bring a photo ID with your current address.
Do you live outside of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina?
No problem! Non-residents of Mecklenburg County can obtain a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card for an annual fee of $45.00. This amount is approximately equal to the annual property tax a Mecklenburg County resident pays to support the Library. A non-resident library card entitles you to the full services of the Library at all locations and use of our online resources. Use the form below to apply for a non-resident Library card.
- The $45.00 non-resident fee is a one-time-per-year charge per household.
- The annual non-resident fee for adults 62 years and older is $35.00.
- No fee is charged to non-residents who own property in Mecklenburg County.
- No fee is charged to non-residents who are students (of any age) enrolled in any private or public school in Mecklenburg County.
If you have further questions about obtaining a library card, contact us.