As the heart and soul of the college, the Fayetteville Technical Community College Paul H.Thompson Library and campus libraries are where students of different educational backgrounds reach their goals, working in partnership with experienced librarians.
Three locations support FTCC students with library services and dedicated library staff to answer questions: the Paul H. Thompson Library at the Fayetteville campus; the Spring Lake Campus Branch of the Cumberland County Public Library; and the John L. Throckmorton Library on Fort Bragg.
The libraries offer students access to thousands of print and electronic resources that are timely, relevant and reliable to assist with their educational success. Working together with faculty, librarians conduct library orientation classes to introduce students to library resources and develop search strategies to help them complete assignments using the catalog and electronic databases. Tutorials are available on the library website to provide brief instruction on searching specific databases.
Students may also take advantage of the book-a-librarian service to receive individualized instruction from librarians by appointment for up to 45 minutes. Librarians are also available for unscheduled book-a-librarian sessions to answer more targeted questions that take a shorter time.
Interlibrary loans extend a student’s borrowing power to all member colleges of the North Carolina Community College System.
High school students receiving college credit through the NC Career and College Promise dual-enrollment program have access to all library resources to assist in their transition to college and ease the research challenges required of their college courses.
At each location, students have access to a wide variety of spaces where they can study, conduct research, read or meet in small and large groups to collaborate on projects. Students have access to computers, printing, copying and faxing at all locations. Scanning capability and additional laptops are available for checkout for use within the Paul H. Thompson Library reference room and at the Spring Lake Campus branch library. At the Paul H. Thompson Library, coffee is available for purchase in the reference room all day.
The FTCC Archive collection, housed in the Paul H.Thompson Library, consists of photographic materials, college course catalogs, yearbooks, scrapbooks and college ephemera. The scrapbooks are currently available online with DigitalNC by clicking on the FTCC Archive link from the library homepage. Additional materials are expected to be digitized and available electronically. Physical materials in the archive are available for viewing by appointment.
Library staff are available to assist with reference questions during business hours in person or by calling 910-678-8247, 0080 and by email email@example.com. When the library is closed, students can get answers by using the “Ask-a-Librarian Chat Now” button located on the library homepage at www.faytechcc.edu/campus-life/academic-support/library/
Fayetteville Technical Community College libraries locations and hours:
• Paul H. Thompson Library:
2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC
Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Last seven Saturdays each semester: 11a.m.-3p.m.
• Spring Lake Campus Branch Library:
101 Laketree Blvd., Spring Lake, NC
Mon-Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thurs 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• John L. Throckmorton Library:
Randolf St. Bldg. 1-3346, Fort Bragg, NC
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday Noon-4 p.m.