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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.


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New Books

Book Cover: Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2022
Book Cover: Murder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell
Book Cover: Stranger Things: Science Camp by Jody Houser
Book Cover: MLA Handbook, 9th ed.
Book Cover: The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne & Tamara Payne
Book Cover: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
Book Cover: Our Wild Calling by Richard Louv
Book Cover: Sleeping Beauties, Vol. 1 by Stephen King & Owen King
Book Cover: Pie Academy by Ken Haedrich
Book Cover: The Future of the Middle East by Monte Palmer
Book Cover: Race, Religion, and Politics: Toward Human Rights in the United States by Stephanie Mitchem
Book Cover: Safe Enough Spaces by Michael Roth
Book Cover: Fake News and Alternative Facts by Nicole Cooke
Book Cover: American Moonshot by Douglas Brinkley
Book Cover: 101 Drill Team Exercises for Horse and Rider by Debbie Sams
Book Cover: Is America Safe?: Terrorism, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, 2nd ed. by Don Philpott
Book Cover: Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women's Right to Vote by Susan Poulson
Book Cover: Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health by Lemery Auerbach et al.
Book Cover: The Cambridge Handbook of Play by Peter Smith & Jaipaul Roopnarine
Book Cover: Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine by Beth Porter
Book Cover: The Global Economy by David Dieterle
Book Cover: Child and Adolescent Psychology for Social Work and Allied Professions by Gabriela Misca & Peter Unwin
Book Cover: Immigrant-Origin Students in Community College by Carola Suárez-Orozco & Olivia Osei-Twumasi
Book Cover: A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
Book Cover: Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich
Book Cover: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
Book Cover: North Carolina off the Beaten Path by Sara Pitzer
Book Cover: Moon North Carolina with Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Jason Frye
Book Cover: Vegetarianism and Veganism by David Newton
Book Cover: The World's Oceans by Rainer F. Buschmann & Lance Nolde
Book Cover: Myths and Realities of Cyber Warfare by Nicholas Sambaluk
Book Cover: What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins
Book Cover: Understanding Hepatitis by Naheed Ali
Book Cover:  Syrian Civil War by Robert Kerr
Book Cover:  Throwaway Nation by Jeff Dondero
Book Cover: Demystifying Shariah by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
Book Cover: Conflict in the Modern Middle East by Jonathan Zartman
Book Cover: Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions by Joseph Matthews
Book Cover: Let Them Eat Tweets by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson
Book Cover: Fossils by Richard Fortey
Book Cover: Stay Woke by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi & Candis Watts Smith
Book Cover: 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know
Book Cover: 50 Best Arena Exercises and Patterns by Ann Querbach
Book Cover: American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Ed. by Frederic Hartwell
Book Cover: Ugly's Electrical References, 2020 Edition by Charles Miller
Book Cover: The World of Black Hair & Cosmetology by Tina Carter
Book Cover: The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943 by David Corbitt
Book Cover: Awakening: Musings on Planetary Survival by Sam Love
Book Cover: Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast by David Stick
Book Cover: From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition by Jeff Cox
Book Cover: North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer by Delorme
Book Cover: Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage by Lynn Palm
Book Cover: Twist Me Pretty Braids by Abby Smith
Book Cover: Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braiding by Diane Bailey
Book Cover: The State of American Policing by David Thomas
Book Cover: 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider by Aristotle Ballou
Book Cover: Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser
Book Cover: Criminal Justice in America by Carla Lowandowski & Jeffrey Bumgarner
Book Cover: Good Company by Cynthia Sweeney

Chat is now available:

After-hours Chat is available:

Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm to 8:00 am

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


Summer Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  8 am - 6:30 pm

Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday

(Hours vary during breaks and holidays.)

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 in the middle of this page after hours.  (Chat is available Mon. - Fri. 5 pm to 8 am & Sat. and Sun. 8 am to midnight.)
  • Library Virtual Office in Moodle.  Students may video chat with a librarian. Call or e-mail us for an appointment.  We can usually help you right away.

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, 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.

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.)