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-seven 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 over eighty thousand streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of electronic books, articles and images from sixty-two research databases in addition to those subscribed to through NC LIVE.

The Erwin Library now also serves as the open computer lab for the campus, offering thirty-two desktop student computer workstations, as well as fifteen networked laptops for in-library use checkouts.  Faculty requested specialized program software is loaded by WCC IT staff on selected student workstations.  Laser printing in black and white, or color, is free to all WCC faculty, staff or students.  Wireless printing is available using either email or a free mobile App.  Scans are also created to email or save to a flash drive free of charge.  Four Group Study Pods and a larger Literacy Lab offering many wall and table mounted outlets may be reserved using an online form, or used on a first-come first-serve basis if no reservation is already in place for that block of time.  For all student questions regarding their WCC Usernames or Passwords, a 24/7 IT helpdesk is available at 1-877-220-5016.

Our mission includes providing “the highest standard of professional and friendly service to all patrons, including both individual and classroom instruction in information literacy.”


The Erwin Library is open for its regular schedule; the librarians are here, the computers are here, and, yes, the books are all here waiting for you to visit.  Updated tables and chairs in the atrium area, as well as four new group study areas with many more outlets for your laptops make the library an even more attractive area in which to do your classwork and research.

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.