Atkins Library has publications from departments including:
Coverage for other city and county departments varies widely. The collection also includes some items from counties surrounding Mecklenburg.
Some local documents may also be found in Manuscript Collections, which are on the tenth floor of Atkins Library. For example, Atkins Library has the Charlotte City Board of Education records, 1890-1960 and the Mecklenburg County Board of Education records, 1885-1960, as manuscript collections which are accessed on the tenth floor, in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Atkins Library also has the papers of some of the Charlotte Mayors