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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.
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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, office delivery of books, reserves, and circulation services. Faculty can request course-integrated library instruction sessions for students in their classes. Librarians can embed research guides and learning modules (plagiarism, thinking critically about information, etc.) in Blackboard course sites and conduct live or prerecorded online instruction sessions. Please see our Scholarly Communication Services page for more information about Library support for the research and publication process.

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 and lovely interior courtyard supplement wonderful spaces like the Teaching Resources Center and the North Carolina Collection. Joyner Library houses several convenient technologies for students and faculty including 3 phone/tablet charging lockers, 2 advanced rapid scanning kiosks, digital microfilm readers, and a variety of checkout equipment. Joyner Library also houses the Janice Faulkner Gallery, an exhibit and presentation space with seating for 200 people. Please view the Library and Faculty Partnerships for Student Success presentation for more information on Library support for teaching.

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 100,000 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 on ECU's Health Sciences Campus and primarily serves Division of Health Sciences' colleges, schools, clinics and research centers. Laupus provides three floors of welcoming space for users to work collaboratively in group study and quiet areas for more individual study. Reservable study rooms and lockers are available as well as secure charging stations for mobile devices. The Library's Computer Lab has a myriad of new technologies available for checkout and added services such as color printing and poster printing, and specialized technology support. Located on the top floor of the library, the Evelyn Fike Laupus gallery provides space for lectures, exhibits, and special events. Featuring displays from the Laupus History Collections and the Country Doctor Museum, the gallery hosts numerous activities and programs relevant to the history of health sciences. Laupus Library also serves as a partner with the NC Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program and provides outreach services to health care providers in the Eastern Region. Please visit the library's website to learn more about services and resources.

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.