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.”


We like to think that when life seems wacky as a Zoo, that just means there’s so much more than the usual boring things to see and to do.  Take some time to join our menagerie during  Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, October 14th 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.”

Books now on display in the Erwin Library Reference Area highlight the 85th anniversary of the birth of Neil Armstrong (Born: 5 August 1930 – Died: 25 August 2012), the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.  Along with the “Space Race,” another twentieth-century defining set of events was the race to create the first atomic bomb, or A-Bomb.  After the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, as an effort to put a speedier end to World War II, this “Arms Race” continued, aimed at creating a thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen, or H-Bomb.  Quite a few more astronauts have walked on the moon, but, luckily, no more atomic or hydrogen bombs have destroyed whole cities again.

When he declared September as National Wilderness Month in 2014, President Obama noted that 2014 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the signing on September 3, 1964 by President Johnson of the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act.  The 2014 declaration also stated that “Together …  [these two acts] …  set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of Federal land for the use and enjoyment of the American people and recognized our obligation to preserve a piece of our original and unspoiled splendor for posterity.”  Books in the Erwin Library  Circulation Desk exhibit area for this September will delight and educate you about these wonderful nature retreats available for our enjoyment all over the United States.  Time for one last vacation?

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.