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About the Library

J.Y. Joyner Library, and its Music Library branch in the A.J. Fletcher Music Center, is the largest library east of Raleigh and offers state-of-the-art research services and resources. Our extensive collections include more than 2 million print volumes, 900,000 ebooks, 475 databases, and 73,000 print and online serial subscriptions.

Joyner Library's Exhibitions and Special Events

The library is more than a place which houses books. It's about providing an enriched environment for scholarship, collaboration, and socializing. We appreciate the opportunity to showcase the talents and hard work of East Carolina's students and faculty while giving the community another opportunity to experience art, culture, history, and connection. We continue to strive to maintain a balance of user-centered focus as well as community engagement.

Mission Statement

Joyner Library is the intellectual heart of East Carolina University. We serve ECU’s campus and distance education communities, act as a resource for the people of eastern North Carolina, and support ECU’s contributions to the research community worldwide. We connect people to information and empower their lifelong learning by developing robust collections, superior services, and people-friendly spaces.

Vision Statement

Joyner Library will be a dynamic leader among academic libraries.

We will engage students, faculty, and staff in their learning environments and daily lives. Through our quality collections, innovative services and collaborative workspaces, we will remove barriers between people and information. Library services to distant learners will be a notable national model. Joyner Library will acquire and preserve unique collections, including those documenting regional history and culture, and our digitalization program will make them available worldwide. Through strong partnerships with libraries, educators, and the private sector, Joyner Library will be a catalyst for positive change in eastern North Carolina.


Here at Joyner Library we value

  • Service
  • Respect for others
  • Life-long learning
  • Information access
  • A robust collection
  • Privacy
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership roles
  • Innovation
  • Open communication
  • Accountability
  • Empowerment
  • Diversity
  • Safety
  • Fun!

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