Answered By: William Gee Last Updated: Aug 01, 2023 Views: 2057
Members of the public are welcome to come in and look at and read the books, journals, and other physical items held in the ECU Libraries (excluding overnight hours when the Libraries are restricted to ECU affiliates only). Computers, scanners, and listening/viewing stations are available in some libraries. Limited research assistance is available to all.
At Joyner Library, there are two stand-up computer workstations near the Security Desk on the first floor that are designated for use by library guests for up to one hour per day; the hourlong computer pass for those computers may be requested from the Circulation desk. Several additional seated computers are available for public use in the North Carolina Collection on the third floor and the microforms reading room in the basement. Cooperative Borrowers, Friends of the Library, and Area Educators can receive a Community Access pass, which consists of a username and password that works on any seated computer workstations throughout Joyner Library; the Community Access pass expires every Sunday, but can be renewed weekly.
At the Music Library, there is one sit-down computer. Use is limited if there are others waiting to use the computer.
At Laupus Library, the staff at the service desk can log you onto any of the sit-down computers on the main floor.
Guest Wi-Fi Network
A free, unsecured Wi-Fi network to use with personal mobile phones, tablets, and laptops is available in the library. Follow your device's steps for selecting and logging in to a new wi-fi network. (ECU students, faculty, and staff should use eduroam instead.)
Patrons who are not currently enrolled at ECU or employed by ECU may borrow materials from the ECU Libraries if they register as new borrowers. For details on borrower categories and circulation privileges, visit Joyner/Music Library's Circulation Procedure or Laupus Health Sciences Library Circulation Policies.
The North Carolina Area Resident Card permits checkout of materials at all ECU Libraries. You must fill out a Borrower Agreement Form at the Circulation Service Desk at any one of our three libraries and pay the annual fee for this card. This card is non-transferrable and may not be used by anyone else. You must be 18 years or older and have valid North Carolina Driver License or other government issued photo ID to be able to be registered. You must present this valid ID and the library card every time you would like to check out library items or materials. Laupus Library limits NC Area Resident Card holders to having only five items checked out at any given time. Joyner Library and the Music Library permit NC Area Resident Card holders five items from each library collection to be checked out on their accounts simultaneously (e.g. five general stacks books, five North Carolina Collection books, five CDs, and five DVDs).
Special borrowing privileges exist for select other groups. If you believe you might qualify under any of these categories of patrons, please ask at a circulation desk for details.
- K-12 Area Educators in the Eastern region of North Carolina
- Eastern AHEC/Outreach personnel
- Members of the Friends of Joyner Library
- Members of the Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library
- Members of the Friends of Laupus Library
- Those being sponsored by ECU departments as official Visitors
- Students, faculty, and staff of UNC System institutions and other select institutions within North Carolina may be considered Cooperative Borrowers; for a list of participating institutions, visit our Cooperative Lending Agreements webpage.