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-four 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 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.”
One chick here, one chick there! What’s this? It’s Higgledy Piggledy Chicks everywhere, running to get to Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, May 27th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Help us round them all up when you get here too!
Find It Here! The new bulletin board outside the Erwin Library elevator entrance provides an Erwin Library Map which is your key to a unlocking a world of fiction and non-fiction print books, locating computers and study areas, as well as finding other college departments, such as Academic Skills and Distance Education. Similar maps are now posted in the stack areas of the library, and available in color copies at the Circulation Desk. As always in the library, “Just Ask! We’re here to help you succeed.”
Need a break from studying for exams? Or something to look forward to after your exams are over? Find a Science Fiction book in the Erwin Library exhibit for this year’s “May the 4th be With You” unofficial holiday celebrating the Star Wars film series, of which the first entered our galaxy just before Memorial Day in May of 1977.
Books by and about Latinos in the Circulation Desk exhibit area are another option for other-than-exam reading, heralding the Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico and parts of the United States, as well as Latino Books Month.
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.