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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 speed bumps) 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 beside the library. Walk around to the front of the building to reach the main entrance.

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Friends of the Library


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

Hours and Calendar



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


Complete Calendar With Exceptions

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.

Statistics About the Library

  • Total titles - all formats: 460,490
  • Total volumes (1) - all formats: 490,814 
  • Total volumes - physical all formats: 166,823
  • Total volumes - ebooks: 287,183
  • Total volumes (3) - streaming video: 32,369
  • Total volumes (2) - streaming audio: 139,310
  • 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:  214,822
  • Library System: OCLC WorldShare Management Services
  • Discovery layer: Summon
  • Discovery layer: WMS Discovery

Website Usage Reports

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