Welcome to the Lucy Cooper Finch Library, a place where you can study, read, relax, and grab a good cup of joe to stay awake during exam time.

The WPU Library doesn’t just offer you books; it has much more. You can check out lap tops, tablets, and even video cameras. Not to mention, we have plenty of computer work stations, printers, and study rooms equipped with LCD presentation monitors for group sessions.

The library also houses the Center for Student Success, where you can get tutoring, advising, and other academic services.

  • Articles
  • Books (of course!)
  • Computer Work Stations
  • WiFi
  • Study Spaces
  • Tutoring Center
  • Printers/Copiers
  • TVs
  • DVD Players
  • Tablets
  • Video Cameras
  • Coffee Shop
  • Food Bar
WPU students reading a book.
An open book in the Finch Library on the WPU campus.

Online Resources & Research Databases

As a WPU student, you have access to virtually every digital, academic research tool at your fingertips. Need help with your research? We have professional librarians on-hand who are ready to help you one-on-one.

Easily gain access to thousands of articles and publications with national research databases such as JSTOR, LexisNexis, and the NY Times archives – just to name a few. 

You’ll also have access to research at surrounding institutions as part of the Interlibrary Loan Program and our partnership with Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC).

Learn More About the CRC

Peace Perk

Peace Perk roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, and a variety of pastries and snacks. For tea lovers, Peace Perk also offers premium Tazo teas. Use your PacerCard and stock up during exam time.

The Perk also offers salads and sandwiches, including chicken caesar wraps, turkey clubs, spicy Italian subs, and more.

Experience Peace Perk in 360 Degrees

A student drinking coffee in Peace Perk coffee shop.
Lucy Cooper Finch Library