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-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.”


It’s shaping up to be a fun Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  After listening to some lively stories, be prepared for full participation in a rousing rendition of “Wheels on the Bus” … all known verses!

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.”

2015 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, fought in Belgium on Jun 18, 1815.  This decisive battle finally brought to an end the long era of the Napoleonic Wars, leaving Napoleon Bonaparte to enter his final exile on the island of St. Helena and the rest of Europe to a period of relative peace.

Books now on display in the Erwin Library Reference Area highlight the Battle of Waterloo and its era, including biographies and military histories, as well as works by authors who used Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars in their plots, such as Thomas Hardy in The Dynasts and William Makepeace Thackeray in Vanity Fair.  For more information on this anniversary and links to relevant websites, visit the library’s Blog.

Spending some time outside this summer in spite of the heat!  Get hungry?  Well, the Erwin Library now has books on display in the Circulation Desk area about that great outdoor summer tradition:  Grilling!  If you can cook it inside, you can probably cook it outside too, while having more fun, and probably receiving more praise for your efforts.

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.