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About the ECU Libraries

East Carolina University is a fleet of 11 colleges and schools with 3 libraries, commissioned for discovery, enrichment, and, above all, service. The university has long set its course for complementary goals of effecting positive cultural and economic change in eastern North Carolina and beyond. Many of the resources for the research and instruction behind these impacts can be found in the holds of J.Y Joyner Library (with the Music Library administratively in tow) and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library. These three distinct facilities may be thought of as a flotilla under the ECU Libraries flag.

For the majority of student and faculty researchers, the voyage to knowledge commences at J.Y. Joyner Library. Its collection constitutes the largest share of the ECU Libraries bounty, and it serves the needs of the university’s humanities, natural science, and business programs. Joyner Library is located on Wendell Smiley Way, between Mendenhall Student Center and the School of Communications. If visiting in person, look for the clock tower or follow the buoy-bell clanging of the Sonic Gates.

Housed inside the A.J. Fletcher Music Hall, the Music Library is something of an escort ship to Joyner Library, and keeps an impressive music collection, boasting the university’s entire audio recording trove. Additionally, the Music Library houses collections in a variety of musical formats pertaining to a myriad of musical styles and genres from classical to rock to reggae. Fletcher Music Hall is located on the east end of the main campus, at the intersection of College Hill Drive and 10th Street.

The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library is the second largest of the ECU Libraries, and its collection is forged for the needs of the healthcare community. Rigged with thousands of print and electronic books, journals, and databases, Laupus Library serves the Brody School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Health Sciences, and the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina. Practitioners at Vidant Health Center, and other healthcare offices across the region, can obtain materials from Laupus on the battening of the blighted and marred. The library is located in the Health Sciences Building, behind the Brody School of Medicine.

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