ECU Libraries

The ECU Libraries provide an array of resources and services in support of the departments and programs of East Carolina University. More than 130 librarians and library staff are deployed in Academic Library Services and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library. Together, the Libraries hold more than 3 million titles, including more than 112,000 electronic journals, 1.6 million electronic books, 480 online databases, and rich primary sources available in the Medical History and Country Doctor Museum Collections, North Carolina Collection, and Special Collections.

Support for researchers is also provided by liaison librarians, who can assist researchers with navigating the library’s databases, journals, and other tools, and provide individual consultations with research team members. The library provides valuable support for the creation, discovery, sharing, and preservation of the university’s research through its leadership in the areas of public access compliance and copyright, as well as its administration of University Archives, The ScholarShip, ECU’s institutional repository, and research networking systems. ECU Libraries also offer assistance with writing data management plans and locating data repositories. ECU Libraries administer a university-branded DataVerse, a data repository set up by UNC Chapel Hill’s Odum Institute.

Academic Library Services

Academic Library Services is a unit comprised of the J.Y. Joyner Library and the Fletcher Music Library. Joyner Library contains more than 1200 seats, including a 90-seat computer lab, 3 computer-equipped classrooms and 100 reservable study spaces. There are more than 1.2 million volumes held in Joyner and more than 260,000 media titles. Specialty areas include the Teaching Resources Center, the North Carolina Collection, and award-winning Digital Collections, which received more than 80,000 online visitors from 167 countries last year. Academic Library Services is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and participates in the Federal Depository Library Program.

Resources specific to this researcher’s subject area include the following…(contact your liaison librarian for more information).

William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library

The Laupus Library provides leadership in access to information essential to quality health care delivery, education, and research at East Carolina University and across eastern North Carolina. It serves the Brody School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Health Sciences, and the School of Dental Medicine at ECU. Laupus Library also delivers library and information services to Vidant Health hospitals and other health care providers across the region via the Eastern AHEC outreach program. Laupus Library administers the Country Doctor Museum in nearby Bailey, North Carolina. Laupus has 28 staff, including 9 liaison librarians. Librarians offer a variety of services including customized literature searches and education program development.

Laupus Library is situated in the Health Sciences Building on ECU’s medical campus. The library shares this 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art educational center with the College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The library provides study space for over 230 people, including 29 reservable study rooms. Two classrooms are available, each outfitted with computers, speaker’s podiums and projection systems. There are 16 computer workstations and three printers in the main service floor and additional workstations and printers in the library’s computer lab. Laupus holds more than 90,000 physical volumes and offers access to a combined 540,000 print and ebook titles. Laupus Library also provides hundreds of databases such as PubMed/MEDLINE, ClinicalKey, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Stat!Ref, and the Cochrane Library.

Resources specific to this researcher’s subject area include the following…(contact your liaison librarian for more information).