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Ethel K Smith Library

About the Library

Main Collection

The Library's physical collection contains over 89,000 items. 85,000 items are monographs located in the main stacks, while the remainder of the collection consist of  3,900 non-circulating A / V titles and 700 reference books.

The Library's digital collection consists of 403,600 e-books, and abstracted, indexed,  or full text access to 102,310 serial titles. The library also offers access to 44,925 digital media titles.


The Kincaid Collection


Kincaid RoomThis circulating collection of juvenile and young adult books are housed in the Mary Ann Kincaid Room.  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 to date.


University Archives and Special Collections


Wingate University's Archives and Special Collections are housed inside the Jesse Helms Center and contain materials that are of significance to the 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, 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.