Policies and Plans

A library card must be presented at any library in the County to check out materials or use the Internet. A photo ID may be used if the patron’s library card is not present.

Eligibility may be established with the following:

  • a current photo ID
  • other official photo identification with pre‐printed name and address
  • if the current address is not on any of the above, then use along with a driver's license or photo identification:
    • checks imprinted with address or
    • official (government, utility or billing company) dated mail with resident’s name

Patron Information, Requests and Policies


Cabarrus County Public Library Strategic Plan(PDF, 842KB) (FY2020-FY2025)

The Cabarrus Library received a federally-funded LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant. The grant was to develop a new, community-engaged strategic plan for its libraries. It was received in June of 2018. The planning process mimicked the Aspen Institute report, Rising to the Challenge.

Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries, and the accompanying Action Guide

Library Areas of Focus and Goals

Youth Services

  • Goal 1.1. Preschool children (birth to five years) will be provided with programs and resources. These programs and resources will prepare for and encourage a lifetime of learning.
  • Goal 1.2. School-age children (six to twelve years) will have access to programs and resources. These programs and resources will spark curiosity and inspire learning.
  • Goal 1.3. The library will enhance knowledge and skills of caregivers through resources and programs.

Teen Services

  • Goal 2.1. Teens will have access to dedicated spaces that foster positive social interactions. These spaces will also allow for the exploration of materials and resources.
  • Goal 2.2. Teens will have access to engaging programs. They will have opportunities to contribute to the development of teen services.
  • Goal 2.3. Teens will have access to current technologies that encourage creation, collaboration, and exploration.

Adult Services

  • Goal 3.1. Adults will have access to engaging programs that promote lifelong learning.
  • Goal 3.2. Adults will have access to current technologies. Current technologies enable modern methods of business, education and recreation.
  • Goal 3.3. Adults will have access to well-developed collections. These collections will promote reading for enjoyment and personal growth.

Community Engagement

  • Goal 4.1. The library and community organizations will mutually benefit from collaborations and partnerships. These collaborations and partnerships create lasting connections and opportunities to serve.
  • Goal 4.2. The public benefits from increased awareness of the library’s resources and services.
  • Goal 4.3. The library will promote social equity. This equity is promoted through increased access to library services for underserved populations.


  • Goal 5.1. Library users will be served by trained and educated staff. Staff knowledge of current resources is enhanced to meet the needs of the community.
  • Goal 5.2. Library users will benefit from the library having sufficient staff. Sufficient staff is needed to cover both operating hours and programming needs. Operating hours and programming needs must meet the needs of the community.
  • Goal 5.3. The library will provide adequate facilities to meet public demand. These facilities must support future success and continued growth of the community.