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College of The Albemarle Library

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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

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

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Dare Campus

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

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Edenton-Chowan Campus

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

Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center

A book collection is housed in a dedicated reading room just behind the reception area. Patrons should inquire at the reception desk about borrowing policies.

Library Services and Information

The library collects and acts as a gateway to recorded knowledge in all formats, including electronic media, regardless of location or ownership, and provides library services, resources, and instruction to meet the curricular, research and informational needs of the college and the community.

To learn more about the library and its services click here.

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.




Our Online Library

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.


Encyclopedia 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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