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-five 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 thirty thousand streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of electronic books, articles and images from forty-four 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.”


Can good stories give you happy feet?  Of course, if there’s a song in your heart and you join us for Children’s Storytime in the library on Wednesday, June 8th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

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!

April 26, 2016 marks the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, perhaps the most well-known English playwright and poet of all time, though, ironically, very little is actually known about him other than his work.   Books on display in the Erwin Library Reference Area present books containing his plays, poetry, history about the dramatic acting and staging of his plays, as well as the Globe Theater where many of his works debuted and are now still offered in an exact restoration called Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and even controversies that surround the debate over whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote the plays.

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.