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.”


You’ve heard of Bed-time stories.  What about Bath-time stories?  Then, join us for some good, clean fun during  Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, December 9th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.   Splashing optional.  Some rubber ducks will attend.

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”!

To bring your attention to November 2015 as American Diabetes Month, medical information, exercise and recipe books on display in the Erwin Library Circulation Desk area, and ready for you to check out, cover many aspects of this very prevalent disease. According to, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  “One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”  More guidance can also be found online from the American Diabetes Association.

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.