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.”


Was that … no, it couldn’t be, but …Yes!  I think I saw a fox run into the library.  So, keep your eyes wide open when you come to  Children’s Storytime in the Erwin Library on Wednesday, September 8th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  There might be even more animal friends who’ll sit beside you there.

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.

Another group of books on display in the Erwin Library commemorate National Lighthouse Day. “It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of the first Federal lighthouse, Congress passed a resolution which designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day.”  The coast of North Carolina is graced with several of these historic lighthouses, which you can still visit before summer is completely over!

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.