How do I get a card?
You may go to any of our twenty branches to get a card. You will be required to show proof of residency (see below) before a card is issued. Or, if you are over 18 years of age, you may apply for a card online. If you are a student in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system,...
What is a Teacher Loan card?
Teacher Loan cards are a special privilege granted to educators and patrons who work for institutions and facilities that educate or care for children in Mecklenburg County. Teacher Loan cards are intended to benefit the students.
What are the benefits?
Tools to host a library card drive at your school
What little card costs nothing at all, and is one of your best back-to-school tools?
Your library card!
The Library has a wealth of tools and services that support educators and students during the school year. Encouraging children to read and use...
What can you do at your library?
At our many convenient locations in Mecklenburg County you can find books, movies, music, internet connections, computers and rentable Wi-Fi hot spots, programs for children and adults, and staff trained to find the answers you need. You can also use our web site to...
Get a Library Card
Free Library Cards are available to residents of Mecklenburg County. Free Library Cards are also available to those who live outside of Mecklenburg County but are Mecklenburg County property owners.
Before you apply, check to see if you already have a library account.
Items borrowed from the Library can be returned to any of our locations except for Hotspot rentals.
New policy changes are underway as of March 11, 2019. Updates are noted below.
3 Weeks — All books/media can be borrowed for three weeks, except new release and fiction DVDs.
7 Days —...
While many people think of the library, they imagine storytimes and children’s programs. However Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers many business-focused services to the community – from helping people research and write a business plan to attending a job fair or staying atop of the latest news...
Are you a page turner? Or waiting to hear the next great audiobook? Maybe you read everything on your tablet or phone. Ever think about getting your magazines online? Or maybe you want to learn a new language? How about taking a course on a software program?
You can do all of this. For...
Take if from those who know: having a library card is one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make. As a Charlotte Mecklenburg resident, your library card is available and waiting for you. Don’t think getting something for free is reason enough to sign up?
Here are Top Ten reasons why you need...
In 2018, give the gift of a free Library card by sharing this post with a friend or family member who doesn't have a card. They may not know how much today's library has to offer!
For example ...
Easy online application with instant access
Instantly accessible digital content such as e-books, e-...