North Carolina Literary Map

The library discovered a neat new tool called the North Carolina Literary Map, which is a free resource produced by the University Libraries at UNC Greensboro in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book.

The NC Literary Map identifies North Carolina places associated with more than 3000 writers and more than 4700 of their books with an interactive online tool that is designed to foster interest in the state’s rich literary tradition. Travelers interested in literary sites, writers interested in places that have inspired other writers, and book clubs interested in a particular author or novels set in a particular place can use the NC Literary Map.
A map of North Carolina noting the counties

Click here to explore the map:

Happy browsing!

New DVDs available from the library

DVD cover of War Horse shows the male main character and his horse    DVD cover of Prohibition shows a martini glass and black and white images of people, one of whom is pouring out illegally made alcoholDVD cover of A Separation shows a female with a headscarf and a bearded male behind herDVD cover of Do the Right Thing shows three actors and sidewalk chalk writing on a blue background    DVD cover of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan shows most of the face, below the eyes, of a female with a fan brought to her lips

DVD cover of Water for Elephants shows the male and female lead actors embracing against a circus backdrop

The library recently added many new feature films and documentaries to our collection.  You may check out two movies at a time for one week with your library card.

Here are some of the new titles:

The Artist


The Descendents

Do the Right Thing


One Woman, One Vote



A Separation

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Twilight series

War Horse

Water for Elephants

and many more.  Use the online catalog to search for movie titles of interest to you.


Library Fall Break Hours

The Durham Tech Academic Calendar at tells us that fall break for students is almost here!   During fall break, the Durham Tech ERC main campus library will operate on a reduced schedule,  from 8:00 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 11 and Friday October 12, then closed on Saturday October 13.  No classes are in session during this time, so the ERC library computer lab will be closed Thursday and Friday and no free printing will be available.  You will be able to print upstairs for 5 cents a page (25 cents a page for color) as usual.    Also during this time, the OCC library and the NDC library will be closed starting Thursday October 11.  Regular hours will resume at all locations on Monday October 15.  Have a great break, and see you then!