Laupus Library makes science, history and medicine fun for kids

“We were really overwhelmed by the attendance and positive response from the families who came out for our event,” said Beth Ketterman, interim director of Laupus Library. “The kids all seemed really excited by the interactive stations and the chance to talk with our experts about the plants they were viewing and handling.”

ECU Libraries awarded funding to partner with research faculty on open science

East Carolina University’s 2017-2018 Interdisciplinary Research Awards (IRA) recipients include a collaboration between Joyner and Laupus libraries and the College of Allied Health Sciences. The project, “Transitioning to Open Science in Research Labs: a partnership between librarians and research faculty,” will explore open science tools for faculty and students to use in the lab, with the ultimate goal of developing an institutional infrastructure to facilitate open science now and in the future at ECU.

Laupus extends study space outdoors

On behalf of Spring Semester Reading Day, Laupus Library invites you to take a break and enjoy the beautiful weather by using our new outdoor furniture located on the 4th-floor terrace balcony. Although libraries were once known for strict policies prohibiting food and drink, Laupus Health Sciences Library at ECU transforms our space to embrace the needs of our users with the support of the Friends of Laupus Library.

Laupus Celebrates National Library Week

Libraries transform lives every day opening a world of possibilities for you, our East Carolina University Health Sciences Students! Celebrate with us April 9-15 for National Library Week. Check out our Laupus Library by the numbers infographic to see the impact of our services on our many users. Visit Laupus Health Sciences Library at ECU today or visit

Ideum Touch Table now available at Laupus Library

Laupus Library now offers patrons access to a highly innovative Ideum Platform Touch Table, presently located on the second floor of the library. The 65” table has a 4K Ultra High Definition display and comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 and internet access. Students, faculty and staff can use any of our databases on the table, including our anatomy-based ones, such as Primal Pictures: and Visible Body.