About Your Library

Audiovisual Services
The libraries on both ECC campuses assist in serving the media needs of faculty, staff, and students. While AV equipment is located permanently in some classrooms, there are situations when an item is needed on a short-term basis. A limited number of laptop computers, LCD projectors, overhead projectors, slide projectors, and cassette recorders as well as digital cameras, a video camera and tripod, a film strip projector, a boom box, and TV/VCR/DVD player on a large cart are available by calling the library to sign up on a first come, first served basis.

Audiovisual equipment and materials may be borrowed by local community organizations with the exception of laptop computers, LCD projectors, and digital cameras. Requests should be made at least one week in advance.

Audiovisual materials are intended primarily for faculty classroom use and are housed in the library workrooms on both campuses. Students needing AV materials for class presentations may check them out for the duration of the class period only. Students may preview materials in the library prior to their class presentation.


Faculty Reserves
ECC libraries maintain high-demand, course-related Reserve materials at the request of instructors. The conditions under which items are held vary, but the goal is to ensure fair access to all students. Students should have complete titles or call numbers when requesting Reserve items.

Faculty members should complete a Request for items to be placed on reserve and submit the request to the library in advance of their needs. The form is available at the circulation desk on both campuses. Contact Yvonne Murphy ( for assistance on the Tarboro Campus, and Julie Jelks ( on the Rocky Mount Campus.


Finding a Peer Reviewed Journal

  1. On the ECC homepage, click on Resources (at the top) then LRC-Library.
  2. Down the middle column of the page, click on NCLive.
  3. Click on Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers from the Browse dropdown menu in the upper left corner of the NCLive homepage. 
  4. Click on Peer Reviewed under the heading Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers. 
  5. Type your search term in the search box. 
  6. Click Go! 
  7. Another window/tab will open with your search results. You may have to narrow your topic. Look down the list of articles to find an article that is either HTML full text or PDF full text.


Internet Services
Computer Internet stations are available for customer use. Internet users are required to adhere to the College’s Internet policy as stated on the Edgecombe Community College homepage. To view the policy please click “Acceptable Use Guide” on the Technical Support link. Remote access passwords to electronic databases may be obtained from the Library staff.


Loan Policies
The loan period for books and pamphlets is two weeks. Items may be renewed if no one else has requested them.


Location and Hours

Tarboro Campus:

The Learning Resource Center is located in the C Building on the Tarboro Campus.
2009 W. Wilson St., Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 823-5166
Fax: (252) 823-6817


Rocky Mount Campus:

The Learning Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Barnes Building.
225 Tarboro St., Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Phone: (252) 823-5166
Fax: (252) 985-2212

Hours of Operation

Fall through Spring:
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday

These hours are subject to change during holidays and academic breaks.

The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Obtaining a Library Card
Any Edgecombe Community College student or Edgecombe/Nash County resident sixteen (16) years of age or older may obtain a library card.
Note: A photo ID is needed to verify age and identification.