The present library building was occupied during the 1976-77 academic year. The library was named in honor of retired head librarian, Ms. Mamie Ethel Burton, during a dedication ceremony Fall of 1976. Burton Library is located near the center of the campus and provides adequate shelving space to house over 37,000 items, as well as study rooms, a leisure reading area and special collection holdings . The library has a seating capacity of 175, mostly individual study carrels. Provisions are made for housing non-book materials and for meeting technological changes and needs.
Automated services for Burton Library are provided through the SIRSI Automated System. The Online catalog and other electronic resources are available by accessing the library web page via http://www.eccc.edu/library.html.
The purpose of Burton Library of East Central Community College is to serve as an academic Learning Resource Center for the students and faculty of the College. The Library staff strives to offer resources and services, when and where they are needed, to enhance the development of the whole student and to offer opportunities for students to become life-long learners.
East Central Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or qualified disability in its educational programs and activities, employment practices, or admissions processes. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of East Central Community College: Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, ADEA, and Title IX is coordinated by Dr. Teresa Houston, Vice President for Instruction, Walter Arno Vincent Administration Building, Room 171, Post Office Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327, Phone: 601-635-6202, Fax: 601-635-4011, firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries regarding compliance with Section 504 and ADA is coordinated by Dr. Randall Lee, Vice President of Student Services, Eddie M. Smith Student Union, Room 201, Post Office Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327, Phone: 601-635-6375, Fax: 601-635-3247, email@example.com.