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...
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.
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...
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 —...