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Union County Library Expands Services

Union County Library Expands Services

Posted on April 29, 2021

Updated: May 18, 2021

UCPL Expands ServicesThe library has expanded services and resumed certain operations that were temporarily changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic..

  • All library locations will be open for browsing including the Waxhaw Library. Operating hours will be Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • The Dickerson Genealogy and Local History Room at the Monroe Library is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Meeting rooms are open for booking. To reserve a room, fill out this form.
  • Study rooms are available to reserve in-person on a first come-first served basis at the Monroe, Union West and Edwards Memorial Libraries.
  • Returned items will no longer be quarantined. Patrons will have three days of grace before an item is considered overdue. If a patron returns an item on the fourth day or after, an overdue fee will be charged from the due date. If the item is returned before the three days of grace expire, no overdue fee is incurred.
  • Fines have been reinstated. However, if you incur late charges due to financial hardship or complications related to COVID-19, those charges will be waived.
  • Donations of material items will be accepted on a limited basis. This includes books, magazines, DVDs, etc. For large donations, please call the library prior to making the donation at 704.283.8184 to schedule a time to make the donation.
  • Public computers are available for adults and children to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session for adults is one hour; each session for children is 30 minutes. However, if no one is waiting to use a computer, sessions for both adults and children may be extended.
  • Item holds are limited to five items per account.
  • All costs for printing and copying will resume on June 1.

Services that will continue include:

  • Curbside service will be available at every library location during operating hours. To learn more about our curbside service, visit the library's website.
  • Chat with a librarian online from the library’s website during operating hours.
  • Wi-Fi will remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • After-hours book lockers remain as hold pick-up options in all library locations.
  • Courtesy library account renewals will be given for six months without requiring proper verification.

When visiting the library, for the health and safety of everyone, we ask that you do not enter if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills or sore throat.

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