Whether you’ve just moved to Charlotte or have simply moved across town to a new home or neighborhood, we’re excited you’ve chosen the Queen City as your home!

We recognize the important role residents like you, play in the vibrancy of our city’s neighborhoods and we encourage you to get involved and stay connected. The WelcomeCLT.org website contains useful links, videos, information and resources to help you get settled in your new home.

Take a few minutes to explore this site further and remember to add it to your bookmarks.

Newcomers to Charlotte
Foreign-Born Residents

* Statistics courtesy of The Charlotte Field Office, which covers all the way from Asheville to Greensboro

Learn More About Charlotte

Explore Charlotte Mecklenburg Library book lists on topics such as naturalization, learning English and more. Each list is curated by library staff and includes physical items, electronic items and resources. To view more lists, please visit our catalog.

Welcome to Charlotte

The Library’s mission is to improve lives and build a stronger community

Meet Our Mobile Library, MoLi


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library places great importance on improving lives and building a stronger community. The Mobile Library, nick named “MoLi” (pronounced Molly), strives to provide equitable access to the underserved and underrepresented communities of Mecklenburg County. It expands the library’s reach into neighborhoods with high need and provides new ways for everyone in Charlotte to learn and grow.


  • Large book collection with new and popular titles
  • ADA compatible wheelchair lift
  • Mobile technology cart to be equipped with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and other technology
  • Programming both inside and outside the vehicle
  • Diesel generator and a power inverter supported by four solar panels on the roof of the vehicle.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Charlotte’s public library system is called the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of more than one million citizens in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It includes 20 locations, outreach, and a wide variety of online content. All of these services are available to you for free, if you live inside Mecklenburg County.

What Can I Do At The Library?

» Access public internet computers
» Access printer, copier, & scanner
» Access language learning resources
» Checkout a book or magazine
» Get help finding a job
» Attend a free community event 

How Can I Access The Library?

If you want to take materials home with you or access our online resources, you will need to get a library card, which is completely free of charge for Mecklenburg County residents. All you need to get a library card is proof of address (piece of mail, bill lease, etc.) and a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport).  

Visit your local library branch today! 

Access More Resources

Visit the library’s guide to find useful links, videos, information and resources to help you get settled in your new home.