Erwin Library

Welcome to the Clyde A. Erwin, Jr. Library, located in the Wayne Learning Center, with entrances on the third floor beside the elevators and on the third floor landing of the atrium stairwell. Part of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLINC) consortium, with a shared online catalog, the Erwin Library collections include over thirty-five thousand print books and a small selection of print periodical and newspaper subscriptions, with thousands more subscribed to electronically for in-library and remote use, 24/7. Accessible through the WCC Single Search discovery service are nearly twenty-five thousand streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of electronic books, articles and images from forty-four research databases in addition to those subscribed to through NC LIVE.  Our mission includes providing “the highest standard of professional and friendly service to all patrons, including both individual and classroom instruction in information literacy.”


How would you describe your day?  Glad, bad, horrible, endurable, dull, special?  Just remember, any day is wonderful if it promises  Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library.  Join us on Wednesday, February 24th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and we’ll cheer you up!

Information, Instruction, Ideas … All to Inspire Your Success!  The new bulletin board outside the Erwin Library elevator entrance highlights the variety of print and electronic resources available either in the library, or from the library’s website.  You’ll notice the convenience of an after-hours book return box, clearly labeled for the Erwin Library user, the newly updated online Student Guide to Erwin Library, and all the smiling faces of our friendly library staff, ever willing to answer your questions, and help you find what you need to succeed at WCC!

Books pictured on the new bulletin board are a small sample of titles in the Erwin Library print collection which complement the highlighted group of databases, such as Bloom’s Literature, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, and several history resources, from Ancient & Medieval History to Modern World History.  Each of these databases and groups of books are great for initial research for a student paper or project.  As well as being part of the WCC Single Search, links to these general databases and strategies for beginning a new paper or project are found on the Getting Started on a Paper or Project section of the Student Guide to Erwin Library.  Just bring in the library staff to answer any lingering who, what, when, where, or how questions, and you’re on your way to another “A”!

February 4, 2016 has been designated as the first World Cancer Day of a three year initiative to make us all aware of what we can do to educate ourselves and our loved ones about this disease that affects all races, nationalities, both sexes, and can strike babies as readily as adults.  Books on display in the library’s Circulation Desk area will inform and inspire you;  working together, we might see this scourge defeated in our lifetimes, and, if not, in that of our children’s.

What did WCC students do in 1972? How about those hairdos .. and that’s the faculty! You’ll see it was a slightly different world, but still Goldsboro and still our school as you flip through thirteen newly digitized WCC Yearbooks (Yearbooks link) published between 1964 and 1985, now part of the WCC Historical Archives.  You’ll also find the WCC Campus Voice newspaper (See: Newspapers) published between 1968 and 2008, and the WCC Renaissance literary magazine (See: Campus Publications) for 1985 through the present.

As well as browsing among, or checking out, books from the Erwin Library exhibits and collections to read about these topics, you may wish to discover more on the internet from relevant links found in the Erwin Library’s Blog.