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The library catalog can find books and other items at our two campus libraries as well as community colleges across North Carolina. Search college-wide in the box above or use the links and drop-down menu for more refined results.

Elizabeth City Campus library is on the first floor of the B building.

Spring Semester hours 
Monday - Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. 

Dare Campus library is located near the front entrance of the Administration Building at the Russell Twiford Road location.

Spring Semester hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Edenton-Chowan Campus
Students may use COA resources at the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library, 106 W. Water St., Edenton.

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Research Guides
These aids list reliable print, video and online resources for specific subjects, courses or assignments. They also provide tips on research. Find materials for a class project or supplemental reading.

Plagiarism, Academic Integrity & Citations
Are you a little confused about these topics? Want to make sure you follow the rules correctly? This page will lead you to information on the why’s and the how-to’s behind academic integrity.

What About Computers?
Computers are available for student use on all three COA campuses. These policies refer to computers at library locations.

Resources in the Library
We offer books plus much more. Learn about resources and services here.

Fines, Loan Periods, & Policies
Find the rules regarding food, cell phones and other issues.

Find noteworthy documents and photos from COA’s 50-year history through the library’s digital archives.

Contact the Library
Help is available from library staff members during library hours and from trained librarians through the statewide NCknows system around the clock.

Our Mission: To aid all students, faculty and staff at College of The Albemarle with their research and information needs. We provide resources and services to users in person and online. We seek opportunities to teach information skills.




Our Online Library

Credo Reference contains 3 million entries covering all major academic subjects. Try it as a starting point for research.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text provides access to articles from 4,500 periodicals, many available in full text. It excels in providing scholarly articles from academic journals.


Through NC Live, library users may access several collections of summaries, citations and full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and other sources. You can find full-text books and other useful research tools.


Literature Resources from Gale offers full-text, digital editions of several Gale literary criticism series. Find excerpts of essays on works written during nearly all periods of literary history.


Opposing Viewpoints is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Find opinion essays, topic overviews, magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles and more. Includes Critical Thinking database.


Encyclopædia Britannica is the world’s best-known general-interest encyclopedia. Britannica Academic, the online academic edition, contains thousands more articles than the print encyclopedia, plus photos, illustrations, videos and a feature for comparing statistics on any two countries side by side.

Oxford English Dictionary tells the history of the English language word by word. Find the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words – past and present.


Films on Demand allows you to view any of 8,900 videos produced especially for academic use. Films on Demand covers a range of relevant subjects including humanities, the sciences, business, technical fields, and careers. You can stream the videos to classrooms, computers, and mobile devices.

Vocational Biographies has been the leader in career education for 35 years. Explore careers by experiencing the stories of people working in these careers. Biographies track workers from their school experiences through their current jobs and lifestyles. Contains more than 1,000 biographies with new ones added weekly.

Other Online Resources

Nursing & Wellness Resource includes Stat!Ref medical references, A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy and Software for Nurses.

Milestone Documents of American Leaders



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