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Photo of the cupola and red autumn leaves
Photo Information: The cupola on ECU's campus is a double-sized replica of the domed roof structure that once crowned the top of the original Austin Building, one of the first buildings constructed on campus which was used for classrooms and administrative offices. It was torn down in 1969.
Learn more about the cupola.


ECU Libraries


The ECU Libraries support teaching, research, service and patient care at the University. Tens of thousands of journals, streaming videos and books are available online to the ECU community through the Libraries' website, as well as more than 480 databases. Three physical library buildings house more than a million books, microforms, journals, and other research materials. The ECU Libraries offer excellent reference, interlibrary loan, reserves, and circulation services. Faculty can request course-integrated library instruction sessions for students in their classes. Librarians also provide online reference help, subject guides, and class web pages specifically designed for online and distance learning courses.

J.Y. Joyner Library


Joyner Library is the largest library on the ECU campus and one of the largest information resources in North Carolina. Joyner Library provides a welcoming environment for students and faculty, with reservable spaces for group study as well as for quiet contemplation and research. Library instruction sessions are held in our classrooms, which provide students an opportunity for hands-on learning. A coffee shop, a lovely interior courtyard, the popular reading collection, and an extensive video and DVD collection are some of the features that draw students and faculty to the building, even when they do not need to conduct research or check out books. The first floor features a Collaborative Learning Center which includes seating for 500 patrons, group study booths and tables, and updated computers and large monitors. Joyner Library is open extensive hours, including new 24/5 hours during the fall and spring semesters. Special hours are posted for breaks and holidays. Current operating hours can be found on the library's webpage.

Music Library


A department of Joyner Library, the Music Library is located on the first floor of the A.J. Fletcher Music Building. The largest music collection in eastern North Carolina, the Music Library serves not only the specialized needs of ECU School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance faculty, staff and students, but also the needs of church musicians, music educators, performers, and music lovers throughout the eastern part of the state. The library's collections contain more than 73,000 video and sound recordings, books, journals, and scores representing all genres and periods of music. In addition, the library offers reference and instruction services, a reserve collection, and listening facilities.

William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library


The Laupus Library is located in the new Health Sciences Complex on ECU's West Campus. It serves as the primary information center for the University's instructional, research and patient care programs in the health sciences. The Health Sciences Library is a comprehensive information resource center for health care professionals who practice in northeastern North Carolina. Library services are also available to the public. Please visit the library's website to learn more about services and resources.