Learning Center

EC3PA campus library

The Library at Erie County Community College

The mission of the Library at the Erie County Community College is to provide in-person and online academic support for students and faculty. Our goal is to be an essential part of student success by providing research assistance, technology help, class support, and information literacy instruction. 

The community college has subscribed to e-book databases and general article databases in order to provide trusted sources of information targeted for community college students. The library also has a collection of reference materials and select physical textbooks in order to support the community college classes.

Erie County Public Library Access

Once EC3 students and faculty have applied for an e-card or library card, they can: 

  • Access all available print, digital, and audio-visual collections and materials at public library locations across Erie County. 
  • Use internet-connected computers. These devices provide access to a range of databases, including POWER Library. 
  • Participate in interlibrary loan services to gain access to even more materials not available within the ECPL catalog. 
  • Access printing, scanning, and fax services (some additional charges may apply). 
  • Receive assistance from Reference Librarians. 

University Library Access

EC3 students can register for library cards at Edinboro University and Penn State Behrend, which allow them to benefit from the vast collection of books available at each library. Additionally, EC3 students can use public and private study areas and spaces at these facilities. 

For more information on EC3 library services, to see all the library locations, or to get contact information for a specific library branch, please explore the flyer linked below.

community college students in library