Library Communication for Online Resources and Assistance SPRING 2023

The Andrew Carnegie Library at Livingstone College

Library Hours  

Beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2023 

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday – 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

The Library Staff of Andrew Carnegie Library are available for assistance by phone and email. Contingent upon the assistance needed, the staff is willing to assist you through Zoom, Hangout, or Google Duo. We can assist with any of the online resources, locating in-house resources, and help you work through a research question. Please see the information available on our webpage. 

Faculty, please contact us with your specific individual class or professional needs. 

Online Resources: 

Available through the Livingstone website (, then Students – Andrew Carnegie Library) or follow the links.  

OPAC – Online Public Access Catalog from the library webpage or 

NC LIVE – Through NC LIVE, faculty, staff and students have access to 89 databases which yield 214,702 eBooks, 24,504 full text Journal titles (millions of articles), 37,931 streaming videos and 2,284 audiobooks 

If a password is requested, please use ventcars (all lower case). Remember this password is for use by Livingstone faculty, staff, and students only. 

JSTOR link - Explore millions of high-quality primary sources and images from around the world, including artworks, maps, photographs, and more.  (for best service go through the Livingstone website -, then Offices and select Andrew Carnegie Library and then select JSTOR on the bottom of the page 

Reference Services:  

You may email a librarian or phone:  

Mrs. Laura A. Johnson – 704-216-6029 
Mr. Gregory Hill – 704-216-6956  
Mr. Kim Allman – 704-216-6325                             
Ms. Joan Hill – 704-216-6031  
Mr. Obadiah Johnson – 704-216-6308  

Be sure to leave your name, description of assistance needed and a return telephone number if you use email. We will respond as soon as possible, within 24 hours. 


Laura Adair Johnson, B.A., M.L.S., C.A.S.
Director of Library Services
Andrew Carnegie Library
Livingstone College
701 West Monroe Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

704-216-6029 - office
704-533-0317 - cel


The Andrew Carnegie Library at Livingstone College was dedicated in 1908. Andrew Carnegie, a benefactor of libraries throughout the country, donated funds in 1905 for the construction of the first library building at Livingstone College. The appeal for the $12,500.00 donation was made by Dr. Booker T. Washington, Dr. W.H. Goler (Livingstone College President), and Bishop George W. Clinton of the A.M.E. Zion Church. Bricks for the erection of the building were made on the campus. The library was completed in 1908 and named the Andrew Carnegie Library. Sizable additions have been made to the library that now houses more than 65,000 volumes.

Mr. Carnegie was born in 1837 in Dunfemline, Scotland. He was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Mr. Carnegie died in 1919 at the age of 84. He is buried in a cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials are available through NC LIVE, and is available from any Internet connection via the library websites, and through All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries. Click on the image above to go to NC Live. Ask your librarian for the current login password.


Worldcat is part of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) which serves as our Integrated Library System or ILS. Click the image above to search our catalog online including all physical materials as well as e-books and articles.  Please note that if you are in Firefox the link sometimes will not connect. Use a different browser such as Chrome or Internet Explorer.


By clicking the image above you will be directed to our growing library of research guides and tutorials. These useful study aids range from text instructions, to videos, to blogs and podcasts.

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