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 print collections include over thirty-two thousand books and more than thirty print periodical and newspaper subscriptions. Accessible through the WCC Single Search aggregate database are nearly twenty-five thousand streaming videos, as well as thousands of electronic books, articles and images from twenty-nine research databases in addition to those subscribed to through NC LIVE.


Make a giant leap into Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, August 13rd from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  We’ll save a comfortable lily pad for you to sit on once you’ve landed!

Get Your Head In the Game! That’s what the new bulletin board outside the Erwin Library entrance encourages all of us to do for the new semester; learn lessons of focus, drive, and determination to be the best you can be from biographies and narratives about athletes and sports, from all time periods and a variety of cultures.

September 2014 will mark the 50th year since the publication in 1964 of the 889 page Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, popularly known as the Warren Report.  Created by President Lyndon Johnson, this Commission, unofficially called the Warren Commission, was first chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and charged with investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that has just occurred on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.  Its findings, including the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the shootings, are still controversial and often challenged.  Book exhibits in the Erwin Library Reference Areas focus on the Warren Commission, as well as the life, death and legacy of the slain, but still charismatic former President, known to most of us as J.F.K.

One of our most beautiful and beloved nearby vacation spots, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was chartered by the U.S. Congress 60 years ago, in 1934.  According to the National Park Service:  “Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.”  If you can’t make a trip to the park anytime soon, you can still select a book about it, or another North Carolina must-see sight, from the Erwin Library Circulation Desk area exhibit.

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.