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About the LRC

The mission of the Lenoir Community College LRC is to support and reflect the programs of the College by promoting the teaching-learning process for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

To accomplish this mission, the LRC is committed to the following objectives:

  • Acquire, process, preserve & circulate print/nonprint materials for degree/nondegree programs
  • Maintain the appropriate physical facilities for the print collection
  • Provide up-to-date equipment for the use of nonprint materials
  • Instruct users in the effective use and implementation of LRC resources
  • Maintain & further develop a highly capable staff through professional development opportunities & utilization of individual talents
  • Provide services that meet or exceed the requirements of the various accreditation agencies
  • Incorporate technological advances to expand access to information to distance education students

The Learning Resources Center, consisting of both the main library and Heritage Place, provides a collection of books, periodicals, audiovisuals, web-based resources, and other learning materials to support curricular needs as well as to inspire student and faculty interests.

The main library collection of an estimated 50,000 titles is housed in open stacks where patrons have the opportunity to browse in areas of interest. The main library receives approximately 200 periodicals plus access to NC LIVE, an online database of hundreds of general periodicals and professional journals. The main library also provides computer workstations with Internet access and an integrated software program for word processing, presentational design, and database and spreadsheet development. In addition to NC LIVE, the library also provides other Internet services both in-house and via remote access. Materials can also be obtained from other libraries via interlibrary loan.

A student ID is required for any type of transaction in the main library.

Heritage Place, which is a archival annex attached to the main library, offers a special reserved collection of genealogical and local/state historical materials. The Heritage Place collection includes 19th century newspapers of the Kinston area, census records, church records, land grants, and other colonial records of counties in eastern North Carolina.

The LRC facility also houses the Distance Education program and Computer Information Services.