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General Services

Borrowing Privileges and Loan Periods

View information about borrowing library materials, loan periods, and fees for overdue, damaged, or lost materials.

Equipment Loan Program

Our computer lab offers laptops, digital cameras, iPads, and more for loan.


All document printing at Laupus Library is $0.02 per page for black & white, and $0.10 per page for color. ECU students are provided allowances each semester, but can add money to their accounts from their personal funds if needed. Full details can be found at ITCS' website.  ECU Faculty/Staff and other library guests may add money to their accounts as needed to cover printing. Printing is only available in 8.5” X 11” size paper.

Poster Printing

Our computer lab offers a poster printing service for ECU students, faculty, and staff.

Room Reservation

Need a quiet place to study or a gathering place for your study group? Use our Room Reservation system to ensure that the space you need is available.

Technology Available in the Library

Get help using the library's computers, printers, copiers, and other technology

View Your Library Account

Log into your library account to renew your checked out items and fines on your account.

Hold Service & Faculty/Staff Office Delivery

Request items to be pulled for you from Joyner,  Music, and Laupus Health Sciences libraries and pick them up at the service desk of your choice. Faculty and staff may also request delivery to their departmental offices.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Our Interlibrary Loan service can deliver articles and other materials to you from our collection or even other libraries across the globe.

Ask A Librarian

Our librarians are available to answer any research-related questions you may have.

Request a Material Purchase

ECU faculty and staff may submit a request for the library to purchase books, journals, audiovisual materials, or software.

Outreach Services

Outreach Services meets the needs of all primary care physicians, mid-level practitioners and health sciences students in community based teaching and practice sites within the 23-county Eastern AHEC region.

University Writing Center

The UWC is available to students, faculty, and staff to work with prepared undergraduate and graduate writing consultants at any stage of the writing process. The Laupus Library location is in room 2514. The normal hours are as follows:

Monday 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - noon and 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - noon

Faculty Services

OpScan Exam Grading

The Laupus Library offers OpScan Exam grading for all Division of Health Sciences faculty and staff.

Class Material Reserves

Faculty can place materials on reserve so that they are available for their entire class.

Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication refers to the cycle in which authors create, evaluate, disseminate, and preserve new knowledge. Librarians can assist in discovering research and grant opportunities, managing data, measuring impact, and more.

Health Sciences Author Recognition

Each year the Laupus Library pays tribute to all Health Sciences faculty and staff who have been published in books and peer reviewed journals in that year.

Instructional Services

Laupus Library offers a variety of classes, on a regular schedule or by request, which can be held at the location of your choice. We provide customized library workshops, library services/resources updates, or demonstrations of discipline-specific resources to meet departmental research needs.

Systematic Review Service

Laupus Library offers a Systematic Review Service, allowing you to work with a librarian trained in performing systematic reviews to plan and execute the search strategy. 

Literature Searches

Assist with or perform searches for you.  We can also set up an auto-alert search with updates on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Contact your liaison librarian for assistance.

Evaluate Publishers

We can help you determine which journals are appropriate for publishing your topic in, locate their impact factors, and peer-reviewed status. Contact your liaison librarian for assistance.


ECU Libraries can help faculty, staff, and students comply with their responsibility to use materials in compliance with US Copyright law.

Data Management

ECU Libraries provides resources and services in relation to data management plans, data repositories, agency requirements, and other related services.

Accreditation Assistance

Accreditation of programs, schools, and departments often requires evidence of institutional resources to support programs, including library resources and services. We are happy to work with you to provide the information and statistics on library resources and services for reports requested by accrediting bodies. Contact your liaison librarian for assistance.