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Special collections at CCL:

  • Archives & College History
    The College Archives is the home of historical materials about the College and its various constituencies.
  • Children's literature
    Fiction and non-fiction for all ages, browsable through the library catalog.
  • Honors and Graduate Papers
    * All Honors Theses are available in Carlyle Campbell Library and can be searched in the Library catalog by author or title.
    * A complete, sortable list can be found by searching the Library catalog for Meredith College Honors Program.
    * Theses completed 1987 to 2002 Spring are on microfilm.
    * Theses completed 2002 Fall to present are on paper.
    * Theses completed 2010 Fall to present are also available online.
  • K-12 Curriculum Materials
    An extensive collection of K-12 textbooks and supporting materials, as well as a large collection of B-K books.
  • Music
    Music education curriculum materials, CDs, piano pedagogy, The John Craig Stevens Guitar Collection of guitar scores, hymnal collection, the Naxos Music Library of streaming audio.
  • Periodicals
    The library has current and past volumes of bound periodicals, and online access to over 50,000 titles.
  • Video
    Over 500 popular movies and over 3000 DVDs for teaching and learning.


MAP: Carlyle Campbell Library is number 8 on the College campus map.


Getting to the campus: Driving directions to Meredith College.
When on the campus: From the campus entrance on Hillsborough St, drive straight until you reach a roundabout; turn right onto the roundabout and circle around until you reach South Campus Drive (your second right) and turn off. Continue on this road (over several speedbumps) until you reach North Campus Drive (you will see a sign for Carlyle Campbell Library and Weatherspoon building up on the right). Turn right onto North Campus Drive and you will see the library ahead on the right.

PARKING: There is free visitor parking right behind the library. Walk around to the front of the building to reach the main entrance.





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Friends of the Library



Complete information about Friends programs and  membership is on the Friends page.


Hours and Calendar



Reference Services
Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-9pm
Media Services
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed








Mission Statement


The Mission of Carlyle Campbell Library

Carlyle Campbell Library advances knowledge, empowers learners, and strengthens the Meredith community, with three vital resources—our staff, our collections, and our physical and virtual spaces.      

  • We advance knowledge by providing access to materials, tools, and information that open up global perspectives.
  • We empower learners in their pursuit of excellence and academic success.
  • We strengthen the Meredith community

Through these efforts we support the larger mission of the College

Expanded Mission Statement

View the expanded Mission Statement here.


Mobile Devices

The library website is optimized for phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.  However, for best results mobile phone users should direct their devices to the specially designed home page at


Statistics About the Library

  • Total titles - all formats: 440,582
  • Total volumes (1) - all formats: 462,791 
  • Total volumes - physical all formats: 161,615
  • Total volumes - ebooks: 232,629
  • Total volumes (3) - streaming video: 18,686
  • Total volumes (2) - streaming audio: 49,841
  • Staff (FTE): 16 total, 8 faculty, 8 staff
  • Building: Opened 1970. 60,000 sq. ft. + 12,000 sq ft. remote storage
  • Web site usage - annual page views: 187,855
  • Library System: Innnovative Interfaces, Inc. Millenium
  • Discovery layer: Summon

As of June 30, 2015.

(1)  Web-based books and media calculated at 1 title=1 volume
(2)  Naxos Music Library streaming audio tracks.
(3)  Films On Demand streaming video


Website Usage Reports


Use statistics for the library web pages are available depending on need by contacting Carrie Nichols at



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