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Ethel K Smith Library

About the Library

Main Collection

The Library's physical collection contains over 89,157 items. The 85,211 items are monographs located in the main stacks. With the rest of the collection consisting of 3,946 non circulating A/V titles and 712 reference books.

The Library's digital collection consists of 403,628 e-books and abstract, index, or full text access to 102,310 serial titles. The library also offers access to 44,925 digital media titles. The access to the collection above are made possible through the library's subscription to over 120 databases.

The Kincaid Collection

Kincaid RoomThe Juvenile and Young Adult books in the Ethel K. Smith Library are housed in the Mary Ann Kincaid Room.  This circulating book collection contains items of particular interest to Education majors and faculty.  In addition to housing titles of classic children’s literature, this collection contains all the Newbery and Caldecott Medal, and Coretta Scott King Award winning publications.

Wingate University Special Collections

Wingate University Special Collections contains, in physical or digital format, materials that are of significance to Wingate University. Items making up this collection consist of online yearbooks and academic catalogs, uncatalogued photographs, negatives from Campus Photographer Linn Joy, slides, as well as CD and DVDs containing media from various campus events. Rich Carney, the Special Collection Archivist for Wingate University, is the caretaker of the collection and is the primary point of contact for patrons interested in visiting or viewing Special Collections material.