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Learning Resources Center-Library

General Information
Phone Numbers
Library Hours
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Electronic Resources
     -NC Live
     -OWL: Online Writing Lab
Newspaper Subscriptions
Other Library Services

Students may access NC LIVE and HCC Electronic Resources from home.

Click here or visit the circulation desk for details.


Mission Statement
"The Halifax Community College Learning Resources Center supports the College's instructional program by providing print, non-print, and electronic information, as well as other media for students, faculty, staff, and the general public, in order to promote, support, and encourage information literacy--the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become an independent life-long learner."

An integral part of our college's educational program, our library staff is committed to providing instructional and support services for our faculty and students. A certified librarian is always on duty. Other staff members are available to assist patrons in locating information or providing instruction regarding library usage.

LRC Staff

Marc L. Finney Director
Jean McGee LRC Technical Assistant
Hilda Hawkins LRC Technical Assistant
Emily Smith Evening Librarian, part-time
Sabrina Thomas Evening Librarian, part-time
Don Worrock ERC Tech. Assistant
Deborah Wray ERC Lab Assistant, part-time

Our hours of operation vary throughout the school year. Basically the library is open day and evening, Monday through Thursday, when school is in session. When school is not in session, the library is closed at night. The library is closed on weekends and certain holidays. Please check this link for our current schedule , or call the circulation desk.

The HCC-LRC contains about 12,000 square feet of floor space, housing our print collection, one computer lab and two student tutorial rooms, and the distance learning office. The ERC (Electronic Resources Center) is the public access lab with 63 computers and Internet connectivity.

Collections: Print and Electronic
The HCC library houses about 30,000 titles, 100 periodicals, and an assortment of AV equipment. Our online catalog CCLINC (Community College Libraries in NC) allows patrons to access titles in our collection as well as those in the greater community college collection. Books from other community colleges can be requested at the circulation desk. CCLINC and other data services can be accessed through our web page under Electronic Resources. Some of these sites require passwords (available at the circulation desk) for remote access. Materials are also available through inter-library loan.

Books are circulated for a two-week period. Three renewals may be granted, one by phone. Overdue fines are .05 per book per day. Students must return all materials and pay all fines by the end of each semester before registering for the next semester.

The library is expected to be a relatively quiet place. The computer labs are very quiet places. No cell phone usage. No food or drink. Children must be supervised in the library. No children are allowed in the computer labs. High School students require adult supervision in the labs. ID badges or visitor passes must be worn at all times.

Interlibrary Loan

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