Get carded this September at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

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In a world rapidly moving to an online format, access to digital resources and educational materials is more important than ever before. With limits on in-person gatherings and adjusted work and school schedules, living room sofas, kitchens, and bedrooms have transformed into workspaces.

But what hasn’t changed is needing information – for education, work, extracurriculars, or just for fun.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s mission is to improve lives and build a stronger community, encouraging everyone in Mecklenburg County to sign up for a Library card to gain free access to books, media, and invaluable digital resources.

Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.


Are you without a Library card or know someone who doesn’t have one?

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and superheroes know it’s important to have a Library card.

Wonder Woman is here to remind kids that libraries are wonderful and you shouldn’t wait to get your library card—now’s the time. Signing up for a Library card is easy and doesn’t require any superpowers.

CLICK HERE to sign up for a Library Card and download the CMLibrary mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to place holds, access resources, and much more.


Get FREE Digital Resources

The Library is a tremendous one-stop-shop, not just for books, but for digital resources and so much more.

You can access virtual tutoring and homework help for children through You can find the resources to support a new (or existing) business venture with Maybe you want to perfect an existing skill–or learn a new one–with Universal Class.

When you have a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card, you can access a multitude of online resources available to you for FREE.

Maybe you love watching movies and listening to music? Film and music buffs can benefit from a Library card. With the kanopy, OverDrive, hoopla and Freegal apps that are available for FREE with a Library card, you can stream or download films, documentaries, and the newest songs.



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Enjoy Value Like No Other

Do you know how much a Library card can save you? $100? $300? Even up to $1000!

Subscription services can be pricey and tend to add up over the course of a calendar year, not to mention how much you might spend on books, magazines, and music. There’s no need to pay for subscription services ever again.

See how much you can save with the Library by using the Library Value Calculator. Input the number of books, magazines, DVDs, music, and resources you’ve purchased or used in a year and you’ll be amazed at much you could save by switching to the Library.

The numbers don’t lie; a Library card is a great value!


Participate in Virtual Programming from the Library

While the branches are open with limited capacity, the Library is always here to serve the community.

Did you know that you can continue to participate in Library programming while staying home? How would you like to participate in a virtual storytime with your family or receive resumé help all from the comfort of your couch?

Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library every week for a wide range of virtual programming for children, teens, and adults. See a complete listing of upcoming programming in the link below.



Sign Up & Get Carded Today

So, now that you know everything you can do with your Library card, what are you waiting for? Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and “get carded” today (it’s super easy).

CLICK HERE to sign up for a Library Card and download the CMLibrary mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to place holds, access resources, and much more.

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