ECU Libraries

Libraries & Collections


Joyner Library

Joyner Library provides collections, services, and spaces that support the research, teaching, and service goals of East Carolina University, with a primary focus on the colleges within the Division of Academic Affairs.

Laupus Health Sciences Library

Laupus Health Sciences Library provides health sciences information, resources, and services for eastern North Carolina with a primary focus on colleges and schools within the Division of Health Sciences.

Music Library

The Music Library serves the music-related needs of East Carolina University and the region, primarily the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance.


Digital Collections

Thousands of images, texts, and audio/video from ECU's diverse collections and beyond.

Special Collections

J. Y. Joyner Library's Special Collections Division includes the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, the University Archives, and the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. Like most special collections repositories, we carefully preserve printed, written, visual, and audible material created by people both past and present. We ensure that materials will be available for research for generations to come.

North Carolina Collections

Today the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection serves a dual purpose. First, it strives to meet the information needs of the students and faculty of East Carolina University. In fulfilling this responsibility, the collection makes available current and historical information, in a variety of formats, pertaining to the entire state. In addition, materials reflecting the history of Eastern North Carolina and its people are being acquired in an effort to build upon the North Carolina Collection's strength as an important research facility available to the people of Eastern North Carolina.

Teaching Resources Center

Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) contains children and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, multi-media, kits, and reference resources. The department primarily serves students enrolled in teacher education programs and educators in eastern North Carolina.

The ScholarShip Institutional Repository

The ScholarShip is a digital archive for the scholarly output of the ECU community. Its mission is to capture, preserve and make available the intellectual output of East Carolina University's faculty, staff, and students.

Country Doctor Museum

The Country Doctor Museum is the oldest museum in the United States dedicated to the history of America's rural health care. It was created in 1967 by a group of energetic women from North Carolina, whose initial interest was to build a lasting memorial for rural physicians.