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Overview of library resources.


                                            The library is currently open only to students and MCC employees.           Earth Day Display

                                                              Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm



Coronavirus Guide - Some Internet providers are offering emergency Internet availability for students doing online classes.  See the guide for details.

* Tips for students transitioning from seated to online classes

* Resource guide for faculty teaching online



  April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!    

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.


New Books

Book cover: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Book cover: The Whisper Man by Alex North
Book cover: Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
Book cover: The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
Book cover: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Book cover: The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
Book cover: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Book cover: The Overstory by Richard Powers
Book cover: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Book cover: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Book cover: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Book cover: The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
Book cover: Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank
Book cover: The Guardians by John Grisham
Book cover: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Book cover: The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe
Book cover: Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins
Book cover: The Institute by Stephen King
Book cover: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Book cover: Criss Cross by James Patterson
Book cover: The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
Book cover: The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery
Book cover: Strangers and Cousins by Leah Cohen
Book cover: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Book cover: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Book cover: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Book cover: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
Book cover: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Book cover: Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
Book cover: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Book cover: Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
Book cover: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson
Book cover: Watchmen by Alan Moore
Book cover: The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust volume 2) by Philip Pullman
Book cover: La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust volume 1) by Philip Pullman
Book cover: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Book cover: Dark Age by Pierce Brown
Book cover: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Book cover: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Book cover: The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Book cover: Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Book cover: The Name of all Things by Jenn Lyons
Book cover: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Book cover: One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
Book cover: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki
Book cover: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Book cover: Blackbird volume 1 by Sam Humphries
Book cover: Conan the Barbarian: The Life and Death of Conan by Jason Aaron
Book cover: Birthday by Meredith Russo
Book cover: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
Book cover: The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Book cover: The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Book cover: This Time Will be Different by Misa Sugiura
Book cover: War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
Book cover: I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
Book cover: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Book cover: White Bird: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio
Book cover: The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg
Book cover: Tom Clancy Point of Contact by Mike Maden
Book cover: Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
Book cover: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Book cover: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Book cover: A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie
Book cover: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
Book cover: My Name is Not Friday by Jon Walter

Chat is now available:

Chat is now available almost 24/7

Monday - Friday: 24 hours

Saturday & Sunday 8 am - midnight

Get help from a librarian with finding journal articles and ebooks, creating citations and other research needs.

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 on our Local History Room web page.
  • 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 800 electronic specialized encyclopedias and other reference books


Free Access to Electronic Textbooks

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, many textbook publishers are currently offering free electronic access to their textbooks.  There are two collections available, Redshelf and VitalSource.  Students and faculty currently have access to textbooks in both collections.  You will have to set up an account in both collections to access their ebooks.  The Redshelf account setup requires you to enter the name of your school, but VitalSource does not.  

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:
  • Text us at 252-802-6116 (answers within 24 hours)
  • 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.)

Student Study Rooms

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

Assistive Devices in the Library

JAWS screen reader software is available in Study Room 1 in the library, and a Zoomtext Text Reader is available across the hall from the library in the Learning Lab.