Joyner Library’s spaces, such as the Collaborative Learning Center, Music Library, and Teaching Resources Center are places where patrons seek intellectual pursuits. All who visit will find advanced technology, ergonomic furniture, and inspirational places enhanced by engaging art. Your gift will help enhance library reading rooms, technology zones, study rooms, and research alcoves.
Research and Instructional Services
Research and Instructional Services (RIS) offers personal assistance and instruction in the use of library resources to members of the ECU community (both on-campus and distance learners). Assistance is provided in person, via e-mail and telephone, and through various web-based services. An extensive program of outreach and library instruction are at the heart of the Department’s activities. RIS is located on the 1st floor of Joyner Library in a student centered space for education and creative activities, reference, research, technical assistance on demand, and flexible furniture facilitating collaborative learning.
The Music Library is the gem in the musical crown of eastern North Carolina and one the largest music collections in the state. It is home to Joyner’s entire audio recording collection as well as the music-related portion of its video recording collection. In addition to these media collections the library owns collections of music scores, books, journals, microforms, and computer software dealing with every musical style and genre from classical to rock to reggae. The Music library also provides a computer/listening lab, study space, audio and video dubbing service and music reference assistance.
Joyner Library’s courtyard offers students the chance to relax or study al fresco at six tables shaded by canopy umbrellas. Each table seats up to four people; two additional benches line the courtyard’s brick paver perimeter. Several modern sculptures by ECU School of Art and Design alumni, as well as the lush green landscaping, accentuate the open space. The courtyard is wheelchair accessible.
Instruction Room #1418
Instruction Room 1418 has state of the art technology in a classroom that can accommodate up to 40 students. Five tables seating up to eight students each are equipped with eight electrical outlets and an HDMI port. Individual monitors can project locally from a laptop or from the instructor station located at the front of the room. The instructor teaches from a SMART podium projected to an 85″ monitor. A fleet of 20 iPads is available for instruction depending upon course need.
Instruction Room #1415
Instruction Room 1415 is equipped with 25 laptops and a SMART podium connected to a short throw projector. Soundproofing is incorporated into the walls. A fleet of 20 iPads is available for instruction depending upon course need.
Instruction Room #1020
Instruction Room 1020 is equipped with 25 desktop computers and a SMART podium connected to a short throw projector. The room contains a beautiful mural entitled “Tree of Knowledge” that was created by a former ECU student. The mural features strong purple tones of silhouetted students around a tree raising their arms to gather glowing orbs.
Conference Room/Assembly Room #2409
The Graduate Student Lounge is a 350 square foot space designed specifically for graduate students based upon survey feedback and focus groups. Furnishings include four Steelcase Brody WorkLounge modular chairs, two-person lounge seating, two computer workstations, one fixed and four portable whiteboards, and a print station with scanning/emailing capability. Graduate students simply tap their ECU ID to the card reader to access the room. More than 150 different students used the room more than 1,750 times during the fall 2017 semester.
Group Study Rooms
On busy days Group Study Rooms throughout the library are in high demand. Collaborative team projects are an essential element of the new pedagogy for many ECU professors teaching skills for the global economy. These rooms allow students to engage in discussions without disturbing others in quiet areas. Many of the Group Study Rooms are equipped with large screen monitors that connect to laptop computers for collaborative work.
Individual Study Rooms
Joyner Library has more than 50 small rooms for 1-2 people to use for study, research, and project completion. Many of the rooms contain whiteboards. The rooms can be reserved up to three consecutive hours, up to twice per day. During the 2020-2021 school year they were reserved more than 42,000 times.