The purpose of the library is to support the institution in its educational, occupational and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, interpretation and provision of information resources.
The Library, located on the ground floor of Kitchin Hall, is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours may vary slightly. Special hours, such as those during semester breaks, will be posted at the Library entrance.
The Library houses more than 29,000 books in the reference and general collections, approximately 1700 video titles, 825 music recordings on compact disc, and 400 books-on-tape. Additionally, the Library subscribes to 7 newspapers and more than 250 periodicals. Current issues are shelved openly in the leisure reading area. The Library's holding are arranged by Library of Congress classification, and can be accessed via any of the online computers located in the Library or remotely through the Community Colleges In North Carolina (CCLINC) website.
One of the most useful research tools the Library offers is NC LIVE -- North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education. NC LIVE is a partnership of North Carolina libraries that provides Sampson Community College students access to a vast world of unique and exclusive informational and educational resources. Full-text articles from magazines, national and local newspapers, professional and business journals, and reference sources may be retrieved via NC LIVE’s website. NC LIVE is available at every Internet-connected computer in the Library; students may also access NC Live at home once they have obtained the current password from the Library staff.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
I have two children, Blake and Marcy. Blake is married and has a family, Marcy is a student at UNC-CH. I have one "baby" at home, Maxwell, my shih tzu. I love the beach, sports, reading, horseback riding, church and family time. I worked in the county school system over 12 years before coming to SCC in 2013.
Shelley M. Ryals began her employment at Sampson Community College on June 12, 2012. She graduated from Campbell University with a B.A. in English in 2011. Shelley became a full-time member of the Library staff as the Library Technical Assistant and was promoted to her current position as Library Services Coordinator in 2013.