Due to a power outage, SouthPark Regional Library is closed for the remainder of the day (9/22).

New Main Library



What is the new Main Library?

A place for gathering. For learning. For community. 


The new Main Library will be a major destination in Uptown Charlotte; a free, open, and accessible information hub for Mecklenburg County long timers, newcomers, and those just stopping through. As Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s flagship location, it will be an architecturally distinctive, state-of-the-art, technologically advanced knowledge center, where everyone in the community can access the resources of a 21st century library. All will be welcome. 


Main Library Update Video: Demolition



Where will the new Main Library be located?

New destination. Same location. 


The new Main Library will be built on the same site as the current main library: the 300 block of North Tryon Street, also known as the corner of 6th & N. Tryon Streets.  It is the same site where the original Carnegie Library – the first free library in Mecklenburg County – stood in 1903.  


New Main will continue to be an inviting place to learn, grow, and engage with others in the community. 


Learn more about the Seventh & Tryon Development


What will be inside of the new Main Library?

Exploration. Opportunity. Knowledge.



Level One - Community 

  • Knight Hall – The dynamic grand lobby 

  • Open air courtyard 

  • Forum for new, innovative programming 

  • Popular collection showcase including NYT bestsellers and latest releases   

  • Immersive theater area for live performances with digital integration 

  • Café 



Level Two - Opportunity and Innovation

  • Opportunity and career center  

  • Innovation lab supports the conception and development of new ideas 

  • Technology hub

  • Digital visualization lab provides resources and support for discovering, analyzing, and visualizing information  

  • New resident welcome center  

  • Outdoor terrace 


Level Three - Reference and Research

  • Collections  

  • Study carrels 

  • Multi-purpose classroom

  • Reference hub  

  • Community “living room” for open, salon-style conversations 


Level Four - History and Genealogy

  • Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room