The Health Affairs Library was established in 1969 with Dr. Jo Ann Bell as its director. Our mission was to serve the fledgling School of Health Affairs. Our collection was started with only one professional librarian and 12 tons of donated books. Throughout the years, we've grown to serve Vidant Health Center (formerly Pitt Community Hospital) and, through EAHEC, health care professionals across Eastern North Carolina.
We have moved four times in our history. We moved from the old cafeteria building to the Biology Building (1970), to the Belk Building (1972), then to the Brody Building (1981). Finally, in 2006, we moved to our current location, the Health Sciences Building. The Health Sciences Building is a 300,000 square foot, state-of-the-art educational center that we share with the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Nursing.
View a complete timeline of our history