The African American Cultural Center Library and Media Room (formerly known as the African American Cultural Center Reading Room) houses a collection of educational and leisure reading and audio/visual resources by and about Africans, African Americans and other members of the African Diaspora. The collection supports Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Course (IDS). The African American Cultural Center Library and Media Room is an affiliate of the NCSU Libraries.
Services & Equipment
The Library has wireless access, offering an NCSU network for faculty, staff, and students, as well as a guest network for visitors. In addition, the following equipment is available:
- Computer workstations (with NCSU Unity login)
- TV/VCR/DVD for viewing videocassettes and DVDs
- Black and white Telesensory Voyage Visualtek CCTV with screen magnification for the visually impaired
Using the computer workstations, users can also access library services offered through the NCSU Libraries:
- Access to the NCSU Libraries collections through the library’s search interface
- Combined access to the library catalogs of NCSU, Duke, UNC-CH, and NCCU through the Library Catalog (choose Triangle research libraries)
- AskUs service, with staff available 24 hours to provide help IM, text message, email, or phone
- Access to digitized images and texts from the Special Collections Research Center with historical information about N.C. State
- Course-related services, including Course Tools and Course Reserves
- Tripsaver, for requesting books or articles not available at NCSU
All library materials may be checked out of the AACC Library by NCSU students, faculty, and staff only. Books can be checked out for 30 days. The maximum number of books to be checked out at one time is (4) DVDs/Videos can be checked out for 5 days. The maximum number of DVDs/videos to be checked out at one time is (2).
NOTE: To ensure that the item you are seeking is available, please call 515-1397. Library items can be placed on hold at the circulation desk for 48 hours.
Please silence all mobile devices while in the library. If you need to make a phone call, please do so in the hallway of the Witherspoon Student Center in order to not disturb the other patrons.
No food or beverage is allowed.
Witherspoon Student Center, 2nd Floor, Room 218
The AACC Library and Media Room hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM until 5:00PM.
Contact the AACC Library at 919-515-1397.
In addition to our library of books, we also house a small library of media. NCSU students can borrow for 5 days by requesting via NC State Campus Libraries Online Catalog. For a listing of our titles, view this sheet.
2019 Common Reading
Copies of Born a Crime, chosen by the students, faculty and staff on the Common Reading Selection Committee, will be distributed to all first-year students during New Student Orientation prior to the fall semester. Themes from Born a Crime will also be the focus of New Student Convocation on Monday, August 19, 2019, to be held at Reynolds Coliseum to welcome the Class of 2023.
Through Born a Crime, Trevor Noah confronts the social construction of race, the systems created to perpetuate ideologies, and their implications for individuals and communities. Noah’s collective memories illuminate his attempts to navigate the multiple worlds he inhabits. From changing family dynamics and figuring out the future to his witticisms about dating, Noah explains how our lived experiences inform our identities, ethics, and values, while allowing space for continued exploration of them within changing environments.