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Overview of library resources.

The library will be closed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  Students are asked to use the Academic Skills Center (Bldg. 4, Rm. 41). 

The library will open from 2:00 - 5:30 pm.  We regret any inconvenience.

Our Mission

Our Mission:  The purpose of the Learning Resources Center (Library) is to support the Philosophy, Mission, and Goals of Martin Community College and to enhance the teaching/learning process through provision of adequate, current resource collections in formats consistent with prevailing technologies; provision of access to the collections of other libraries; provision of instruction in the use of resources to enable patrons to function in an information-driven society; and promotion of life-long learning opportunities.

During the Library Renovation (Summer, 2019):

Please visit our “temporary library” in Bldg. 4, Room 15 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (Closed Fri., Sat., Sun.)

  • Computers are available for students and community patrons.
  • Library staff are available to assist you. 
  • Fiction books, young adult books, and DVDs are available for checkout.  Other books available upon request.


Search Everything Available through the Library

New Books

Click on the New Books and DVDs tab above for a complete list of our new items.


Library closed?  No problem.  You can chat with a librarian for help with searching for books in the online library catalog,  NCLive or other databases, citations, or other research questions.

Chat is available:

Monday - Friday:  5:00 pm - 8:00 am

Saturday & Sunday:  8:00 am - midnight


Library Collections and Services

The MCC Library serves the student body, faculty, and staff of the college and the citizens of Martin, Washington and Bertie counties. Twenty-three public access computers are available for library visitors. 

Collections in the Library include over 15,500 books and about 2,000 audiovisual items, primarily audio books and DVDs. Special collections include:

  • Microfilm copies of the local newspaper, The Enterprise (1901-present), as well as microfilm copies of census and court records for Martin County and adjoining counties.  The paper is also digitized through 1942 (missing 1916 and 1920) and accessible at:
  • Local History Room, including the Easter Rogerson Mizell Family Collection of genealogy
  • The College Archives

Online sources include:

  • NC LIVE, which provides online access to complete articles from thousands of newspapers, journals, and magazines, several collections of ebooks, audiobooks that can be downloaded to your smart phone or tablet, and images and videos.
  • Gale databases, a collection of 53 databases covering a variety of subjects and containing journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles, ebooks and more.
  • Credo Reference, a collection of over 1,200 electronic specialized encyclopedias and other reference books


Taking down shelves

Taking Down Shelves

Dismantling computer stations

Dismantling the Computer Stations

Building out new rooms

Building Out the New Rooms

Old ceiling removed

Old Ceiling Being Removed

Drywall goes up

Drywall Goes Up on New Study Rooms and Conference Room

Looking through empty stacks at new study room

Looking through Empty Shelves to a New Study Room

New gray paint color

Fresh Paint

New ceiling and lights

New Ceiling and Lighting

Working on the wiring

Working on the New Ceiling and Lighting

Mudding the drywall

Mudding the Drywall

Installing doors in new rooms

Hanging Doors in the New Rooms

Door on new study room

Doors for the New Study Rooms

View of library from hall

View of library from hallway. Plexiglass surround and metal rings have been removed.

Looking out from library to hallway

Looking from library to hallway. Plexiglass surround and metal rings have been removed.

Library Catalog

Search the Martin Library Shelves

Get Help from the Library

  • Visit us in Building 2 during library hours
  • Call us during library hours at: 252-789-0238
  • E-mail us during library hours at:
  • Use the chat box below after hours.  (Chat is available Mon. - Fri. 5 pm to 8 am & Sat. and Sun. 8 am to midnight.)

Fall & Spring Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  8 am - 7 pm

Friday:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

(Hours vary during breaks, holidays and summer semester.)

Assistive Devices in the Library

JAWS screen reader software is available on the study room computer in the library, and a Zoomtext Text Reader is available across the hall from the library in the Learning Lab.

Student Study Room

seven abstract cartoon figures seated around a tableNeed a quiet place to study or a place to meet for a group project?  Our student meeting room in the library is equipped with a computer with Internet access, Microsoft Office 2016, printing capability and JAWS screen reader software.  Stop by or call the library to sign up.  (Also available for faculty use.)