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Ancestry logo

One of the most comprehensive resources for genealogical research offering access to the U.S. Census, Vital Records, and probate, military and immigration records. Available only inside the library.

Practice Driving Tests
Practice tests for the permit, driver’s license, and the senior citizens’ refresher. Covers car, motorcycle and CDL licenses.

Universal Class logo

Offers learning courses in over 30 subject areas, with continuing education units (CEUs). Find it in the Libby app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

CultureGrams logo

CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.

The Enquirer Journal logo

Monroe’s local paper with full text articles covering April 2009 to present.

Shelf-e Logo

Free for all authors. Submit your self-published work, and your eBook can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across North Carolina.

ValueLine logo

Investor information for the beginner or veteran looking for high-impact ideas to make smarter, more profitable investment decisions.

Black Life in America button

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Cypress Resume logo

Easy to use resume building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

Foundation Center logo

Databases, directories, and funding /philanthropy publications to help you connect to funding opportunities and funders. Available only in the Main Library.

Law Help NC logo

Access to thousands of legal forms covering hundreds of legal subjects including State, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms.

OverDrive logo

eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for all ages anytime, anywhere. Available for every major platform so you can check-out and download digital titles to read or listen to for free.

Teen Resource Center logo

Omnigraphics’ Teen Resource Center was created to provide today’s information-hungry teenagers with the practical reference content they crave. 

Search The Charlotte Observer

The major Charlotte newspaper with full-text articles covering October 1985 to present.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Access to instant, real-time in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.

Heritage Quest logo

Treasury of American genealogical sources including unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Get access to historical census, city directories, Revolutionary War records, and more.

Transparent Language Online

Learn a new language online. 

Contact Information

Nina Chaffin
Library Director

Lindsey Shuford
Assistant Library Director

Monroe Library
704-283-8184, option 1
Children's Services
Edwards Memorial Library
704-283-8184, option 2
Reference Services
Union West Library
704-283-8184, option 3
Teen Services
Waxhaw Library
704-283-8184, option 4
Genealogy Services

Library Locations & Hours

Locations and Hours of Operation

Monroe Library
316 E. Windsor St.
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-283-8184, option 1
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 to 7:00
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00
Sunday: Closed


Dickerson Genealogy & Local History Room
Monroe Library

Phone: 704-283-8184, extension 5236
Monday - Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00
Sunday: Closed

Lois Morgan Edwards Memorial Library
414 Hasty St.
Marshville, NC 28103
Phone: 704-283-8184, option 2
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 to 7:00
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00
Sunday: Closed

Union West Regional Library
123 Unionville-Indian Trail Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Phone: 704-283-8184, option 3
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 to 7:00
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00
Sunday: Closed


Waxhaw Branch Library
509 S. Providence St.
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-283-8184, option 4
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 to 7:00 
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00


Holidays and Closings

In 2021, the Libraries will be closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day

Friday, January 1

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18

Staff Development Day

Monday, February 15

Easter Holiday

Friday, April 2 - Saturday, April 3

Memorial Day 

Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31

Independence Day

Monday, July 5

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6

Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26

Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 24-Monday, December 27

All libraries close at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve & New Years Eve.

Branch Managers

Tim Speasl
Branch Manager, Lois Morgan Edwards Memorial Library

Christie Starnes
Branch Manager, Union West Regional Library

Elaina Wolfe
Branch Manager, Waxhaw Library