Beginning Sunday, Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries close on Sundays for the summer

Beginning on Sunday, Charlotte Mecklenburg libraries will close on Sundays for the summer.

Libraries in the system will resume Sunday service on Sept. 13, the Sunday after Labor Day.

The change affects only the libraries normally open on Sundays: Main Library, ImaginOn, Beatties Ford Road Regional, Independence Regional, Morrison Regional, North County Regional, South County Regional and University City Regional.

While the summer hours change began as a cost-saving measure, library officials said the change also aligns with the needs of library users in the summer. With public schools out of session, the need for homework services on Sundays is much lighter during the summer.

Some library services will continue to be available around-the-clock at www.cmlibrary.org, including online account access and catalog searching. Also available 24/7 are the library's book drops and the automated telephone renewal line at 704.416.7363.

To view the library’s hours of service, visit http://www.cmlibrary.org/locations/ .

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