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ECU Libraries


The ECU Libraries serve as the heart of East Carolina University's research efforts and are at the forefront of providing innovative, efficient, user-centered services and resources for the ECU community and Eastern North Carolina. Librarians and library staff at three physical library buildings offer a variety of services, from teaching course-integrated library instruction sessions to arranging reserves and purchasing material. Consult with the experts in our Scholarly Communications Services to measure research impact, discover open educational resources, and contribute to the institutional repository. Access tens of thousands of journals, streaming videos, and books online through the Libraries' website--as well as more than 450 databases--and peruse more than a million books, microforms, journals, and other research materials in our buildings. Build your students' research and critical thinking skills with curated research guides, live or prerecorded online instruction sessions, and learning modules designed for on-campus or distance education 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 opportunities for hands-on learning. A coffee shop and lovely interior courtyard complement wonderful spaces like the Teaching Resources Center and the North Carolina Collection. Joyner Library houses several convenient technologies for students and faculty, including three phone/tablet charging lockers, two advanced rapid scanning kiosks, digital microfilm readers, and equipment available for checkout. The Collaborative Learning Center on the first floor includes seating for 500 patrons, group study booths and tables, and updated computers and large monitors. Joyner Library is open extensive hours, including 24/5 hours during the fall and spring semesters. Joyner Library also houses the Janice Faulkner Gallery, an exhibit and presentation space with seating for 200 people.

Learn more about how librarians and faculty collaborate in the Library and Faculty Partnerships for Student Success presentation and our Faculty Services activities.

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 90,000 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.