The Tart Building is named for the founding president of Johnston Community College, John L. Tart, who was also a member of the North Carolina Legislature, and served from 1969 until his retirement in 1998.
The 51,000-square-foot Tart Building includes a public-use auditorium, the College Library, distance learning classrooms, and classroom space for various academic programs, as well as the ticket office and the great hall, used for a variety of college and public functions.
The 1,000-seat Paul A. Johnston Auditorium enables the College to showcase major Performing Arts programs and serves as the site for many local and regional events, such as recitals, pageants, band concerts, lectures, and other special events and community uses.
The College Library contains approximately 31,000 books in its general, special, and reference collections and subscribes to numerous online databases accessible in its computer center.
The Tart Building (D) is located near the middle or center of campus, and the two-story building is situated between the Wilson Building and the Health Sciences Building. Parking is available off College Road in Lots 1 or 2.