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Descriptions & contact information for key regional agencies & organizations.
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  • Guest Cards at UNCW

    All CFCC students, faculty and staff are eligible for a one-year UNCW guest card at half the cost charged to other community members.

    Take your current CFCC ID to the Randall Library to obtain a card  You may want to check UNCW's Randall Library catalog of holdings.  Some materials will be available only for use on campus, but the guest card allows for checkout of any books and audiovisual materials available to UNCW students.




    SEAHEC is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of healthcare in our region by providing training, education and resources to healthcare professionals in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Duplin and Columbus counties.  SEAHEC was formed in 1972 under the Federal AHEC Charter based on the recommendations of the 1971 Carnegie Commission report to decentralize medical education, away from large urban, academic medical center and to provide medical training, continuing education and continuing medical education in non-urban areas.  Serving the Cape fear Region, through affiliations the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, SEAHEC provides:

    • Board-Certified physicians in several adult and pediatric specialties/subspecialties
    • Accredited continuing education programs for nurses, mental health professionals, dental assistants, pharmacists and allied health providers with 88 different types of credit.
    • Educational and business tools for healthcare professionals and medical practices which include medical billing and practice support services
    • Access to the Fales Health Sciences Library, which is the largest medical library in the five county service area

    Get a Public Library Card

    Need more articles or books for your project?

    CFCC has a good collection to choose from, but you'll want to check your public library as well.

    Take proof of residence and a photo ID to a library in your county.  All CFCC students are also eligible for a New Hanover County Public Library card with a current CFCC ID no matter where they live.

    New Hanover County Library System

    New Hanover County Public Library has four locations, the main library in downtown Wilmington, plus Northeast, Myrtle Grove and Carolina Beach branches..

    Pender County Library System

    Pender County Public Library offers locations in Burgaw and Hampstead.

    Bladen County Library System

    Bladen County Public Library has the main library in Elizabethtown and branches in Bladenboro and Clarkton.

    Columbus County Library System

    Columbus County Library  has six locations: the Main Library in Whiteville and branches in Chadbourn, Fair Bluff, Lake Waccamaw, Tabor City, and Riegelwood.

    We'll Get It for You


    If the CFCC Library does not own the book or journal article you need, we will request the item though Interlibrary Loan (ILL) from another library. Reference staff will help you determine whether the book or journal article is available.  Videos and other audiovisual materials are not available from other libraries.  There are sometimes charges associated with ILL of journal articles, so please let us know what amount you are willing to spend for the article.


    ILL request forms are available at the Reference and Circulation desks and staff can help you complete these forms.  Please include as much information as possible on the form (Title, Author, ISBN, name of journal, issue and volume number, etc.) to facilitate processing.

    If you feel confident providing the citation information, you can initiate the process online by filling out a:


    Allow at least 7-14 days for receipt of books.  Journal articles--which are sometimes sent to us by email or FAX--can arrive sooner.  Once an item is received, you will be notified by telephone or email. The lending library sets the length of time materials may be kept (generally two to four weeks) and whether or not the item can be renewed. It's very important to be prompt in picking up, using and returning all ILL materials.

    Brunswick County Library System

    Brunswick County Public  Library operates five locations to serve its various communities—Calabash, Southport, Oak Island, Leland, and Shallotte.