James E. Shepard Memorial Library

The mission of the libraries at North Carolina Central University is to provide resources and services that support the University's educational, research, cultural and public service objectives.

Research and Guides

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An alphabetical list of research databases with helpful descriptions.

NCCU student in the library

Use our library one-search main catalog to find articles and more materials.

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Use our library's classic catalog to find books and other materials.

NCCU Students Reading

Find subject guides that provide librarian-recommended resources.

Message from Our Director

 

We endeavor to shape our information universe to conform to the needs of users. Our success depends on continuous, constructive feedback from students, faculty and other patrons.
— Theodosia T. Shields, Ph.D., Director of Library Services

About the Library

The James E. Shepard Memorial Library contains 500,597 volumes and 140,200 federal and state documents. Periodical subscriptions total 1,928. Several microform collections and an extensive inventory of full-text electronic databases are among the library's non-print resources. Most of the electronic databases are remotely accessible.

Start Your Research and Find Library Resources

Interlibrary Loan

 

Borrow items that are not available at our libraries from other institutions.

University Archives and History

 

Find historical collections, artifacts, photographs, and other materials that document the history of NC Central.

Course Reserve

 

Find items that your professor has placed on reserve.

Request Library Instruction or One-on-One Consultation

 

Request research help from a librarian.

E-Reserve

 

Find online reserve materials that your professors have provided.

North Carolina Central University: The Early Years

 

This collection highlights the early years of North Carolina Central University.

Library Departments

 

View our complete library staff directory.

Borrowing Services

 
 

Find out about borrowing and circulation at the Shepard Library.

Special Collections

 

Find out about our rich collection of archival-related publications.

Government Document Resources

 

Find world, federal, United States, North Carolina, and statistical resources.

Library Instruction

 

Course-related library instruction is designed to introduce students to research strategies and the basic information sources available for a particular class or subject.

Get Help

Get help from Shepard Library staff.

Library Class Calendar

 

View the Shepard Library Instruction Class Calendar.

Shepard Library Website Survey

 

We hope to hear from you and have you tell us about your experience on our website. 

Institutional Repository

 

This resource includes many online full-text articles, audio recordings, dissertations, and other formats. The materials are indexed by Google and are available to scholars and researchers.

Summer Library Hours

 
 
 
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday     8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12 p.m.–8 p.m 

Please call 919-530-6426 for updated library hours.

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