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Library Hours

Our building hours vary by day of the week and time of the semester. You can always find current building hours here on our website. Students can also access the library from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM during the fall and spring semesters by using the 49er Card tap access to the right of our entrance doors.

Not all services are available during operating hours. Use the following links to find current hours of other library spaces and services:

Where is Atkins Library?

Atkins Library is located at the heart of UNC Charlotte's campus between the Student Activity Center and Kennedy. With 10 floors, we are also the tallest structure on campus!  

Get lost on campus during your first week? Stop in at Atkins Library and we'll help you navigate where to go. Or, study these printable campus maps and you'll know your way around in no time:

Getting Assistance


There are multiple spots you can go to for assistance while at Atkins Library:

  • The Information and Research Desk on the 1st floor is your starting point for all kinds of help in the library. You can check out and return materials including books, laptops, Interlibrary Loan items, and Course Reserves. At this desk, you can also get help from fellow students on how to print and to borrow laptops. Head to the right-hand side of the desk to speak with a librarian about all stages of the research process and your research assignments. 

  • The Area 49 Desk on the 2nd floor is where you can get access to all of the library’s technology spaces, including the Makerspace, Gaming Lab, Visualization Lab, EZ Video Studio, Teaching & Technology Theater, and Multimedia Lab. At this desk, you can also borrow equipment for your creative projects, such as photo, video, and audio equipment and circuitry kits. 

  • The Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) Dalton Reading Room on the 10th floor is where you can get reference assistance or learn more about how to use our rare and unique collections, many of which are related to the history of our campus and the City of Charlotte. 

  • The Architecture Library Desk in the Storrs Building is where you can learn more about print and digital resources related to 20th & 21st century design, architects, and the built environment, You can also get help with printing, scanning, and other tools, and check out equipment - some of which is available exclusively for faculty, students, or staff in the College of Arts and Architecture. 

Reserving a Study Room

While there are many spots to study in the library, sometimes it can be nice to have a private room to focus on your research or work on a group project. Use Atkins Library's Study Room Reservation System to find and reserve the right study room for you. Visit our study room FAQ for more information.

Floor Maps and Noise Guide

Use this floor guide to determine the best study location for you!

Floor Sound Guide

Printing at Atkins Library

Atkins Library hosts several print stations on the ground, first, second, and third floors of the library. 

Costs for prints and copies:

  • 9¢ per page for black and white
  • 30¢ per page for color

Students can pay for printing and copying using funds from their 49er account, using their 49er ID card. There are VTS stations located on the first and second floor of the library for students to add cash to their 49er account. Students can also add funds via a credit/debit card on the Auxiliary Services website.

Scanners and copiers are also available in several locations at Atkins Library. Visit the Print, Copy, and Scan page of our website more information on these machines.