What's Inside?

Your new Main Library will be an architecturally distinctive, state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced knowledge center. This 115,000 square foot facility is designed to welcome and celebrate the Charlotte Mecklenburg community, and it will feature indoor/outdoor spaces over five themed floors spiraling up to a skylight and rooftop terrace.

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    You found a Book Club Madness II Easter egg. The clue is café, a new feature of Main Library – perfect for hosting your book club.

Throughout the Library

Books, technology, digital resources, comfortable seating, meeting rooms


Lower Level

Flexible space for programs and events, accommodates up to 300 people

Research and Reference

Level Three

Collections, soft seating, study carrels, meeting rooms, reference hub, community “living room”


Level One

Dynamic grand lobby named Knight Hall, programming forum, popular collection, immersive theater, café

History and Genealogy

Level Four

Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, two-story sunroom

Opportunity and Innovation

Level Two

Opportunity and career center, innovation lab, technology help center, new resident welcome center, digital visualization lab, multipurpose classroom, outdoor terrace

Readers and Writers

Level Five

Destination reading room, studio for writers and authors, large meeting room and balcony, outdoor terrace