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.”
Is a balloon best when the string is tight in your hand … or when you can watch it fly up into every corner of the ceiling you can never reach, or up past the trees into the sky? We’ll have stories all about balloons, adventures and dreams at Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
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.”
Please take a look at the April 2015 Erwin Library book exhibit highlighting books about the sesquicentennial observance of the final year of the American Civil War (1865). The library’s Blog entry for this exhibit, titled Appomattox Court House and Bennett Place, provides links to more materials of interest about two major events which occurred at these locations marking the close of that long and bloody war in April 1865.
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.