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General Information

Halifax Community College Library is an academic library. Its primary purpose is to support our curriculum by providing print and non-print materials for faculty, staff, and students. We are also a public library providing materials and Internet access for the community. It is our mission to support both our campus and community by encouraging life-long learning. These skills include the abilities to locate, evaluate, and apply information to daily living.

Telephone Numbers

Learning Resources Center Circulation Desk

(252) 536-7236

Director of Learning Resources, Marc L. Finney

(252) 536-7237
Fax (252) 536-0474

LRC Reference and Information E-mail

Contact Marc L. Finney, LRC Director finneym@halifaxcc.edu

Hours of Operation*

Fall 2012 Schedule
Library M-Th 8:00am - 9:30pm
F 8:00-4:00pm
ERC M-Th 8:00am - 9:30pm
F 8:00am - 4:00pm

Holiday Closings
  December 17, 2012 - January 1, 2013
*Hours Vary During Student Breaks

How to Obtain a Library Card

Faculty, staff, HCC students, and general adults who wish to borrow materials and equipment from the Learning Resources Center must have an active registration card on file at the circulation desk. Each patron must present some form of identification, preferably a valid driver's license.

Interlibrary Loan

Most books and periodicals not owned by the HCC Learning Resources Center can be requested from participating libraries through CCLINC (Community College Libraries in North Carolina) or OCLC (Online Computer Library Center).

Electronic Resources Online:

  • Britannica Online Academic Edition - With it's engaging interface and new opportunities to conduct more in-depth research and collaborate with others. Continually updated, this award-winning reference site is specifically designed to meet the needs of academic libraries. The foundation of Britannica Online is the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the largest, most authoritative encyclopedia in the world.

  • NC LIVE - a large collection of databases, covering a wide range of topics, that provides a searchable collection of over 50,000 resources, including magazines, newspapers, and journals, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more.

  • SIRS Knowledge Source - a general reference resource comprised of 3 databases (Researcher, Government Reporter, and Renaissance) in one.

  • CCLINC - a linked catalog that provides access to the collections of each library in the NC Community College system. Searches can be performed on each library individually or collectively as a whole.

  • Project Gutenberg - a large collection of free ebooks.

  • Citation Machine - an online tool that prompts you to enter the necessary information and returns to you a properly formatted MLA and APA citation.

  • E-NC - a grassroots initiative to encourage all North Carolina citizens to use technology, especially the Internet, to improve their quality of life and their economic prospects.

  • Wikipedia - A free online, user edited encyclopedia

  • The Free Dictionary A free online dictionary

  • Anatomy.tv - the world's most detailed 3D model of the Human Anatomy.  You can access this information by clicking on the link above and then (1) click the ANATOMY.TV icon (2) click FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY beside the green check mark.

  • Anatomy.tv - Medical Database - medical database with 35 well-known texts distributed by National Library Alliance.

  • Anatomy.tv - Dentistry Database: & User Resources

  • Worldcat-a "world-wide library catalog" of one billion items and growing!

  • Credo Reference is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos


  • Commonwealth Progress (Weekly)

  • Daily Herald (Tuesday - Friday and Sunday)

  • Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer (Weekly)

  • News & Observer (Daily and Sunday)

  • Rocky Mount Telegram (Daily and Sunday)

  • USA Today (Daily and Weekend Edition)

  • Wall Street Journal (Daily)

  • Warren Record (Weekly)

NOTE: Other magazines and newspapers, including back issues, are available online through the data service NC-LIVE