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Continuity of Library Services: Returning Materials

Instructions for returning library materials and technology during the health emergency

Updated July 31, 2020

Review the Borrow, Renew, Request page for complete information on checkout and return of materials.  The page includes a map of campus book drop locations. 

Please note that students, staff, and faculty are required by the University to wear masks when on campus to return materials.

Any materials due to be returned have been extended to August 31, 2020 but everyone is encouraged to return materials as soon as possible.  This includes all items from all ASU locations with the exception of ILL items.  For ILL items, contact ILL Manager, Dianna Johnson, at moodydm@appstate.edu or 828-262-2826.  

Our book drops are available and will be picked up regularly. Please do not place technology items in the book drops as the technology may be damaged - see information below regarding technology returns. 

Additionally, please do not place rental textbooks from the Bookstore in the Library book drops.  Review the Bookstore website or call 8282-262-3070 x 19 for instructions on textbook returns.

Locker keys may be dropped off in the book drops but please seal in an envelope before placing in the box.

If you would like to mail books back please use the address below:

Library Book Returns

Belk Library and Information Commons

218 College Street

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC 28608


If you have any further questions or for more information about mailing materials please contact the Library Circulation Service Manager, Jason Stamper, at stamperjs@appstate.edu or call 828-262-2818 Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm.

 

Technology Returns

Due dates for technology items have been extended to August 31, 2020 but everyone is encouraged to return items as soon as possible.

For those in the Boone area, the library will provide a drop box for technology returns on May 11 and 12 from 10am - 3pm.  Details:

 

  • Students, staff, and faculty are required by the University to wear masks when on campus to return technology items.
  • The drop box will be located under the covered area by the entrance doors closest to the Library parking deck and bus stop. 
  • We will use tape to mark six foot distances for social distancing purposes.
  • Appointments will not be required. Students can park in the garage, drop off material, and leave without interaction with staff or entry into the building. 
  • The process will be monitored by Library staff inside the building. Staff will use a mobile iPad robot for questions.

For mail returns, please use shipping materials that will protect the equipment during transport and send to the address below. Contact Technology Checkout Desk Manager, Michael O'Hara, at oharams@appstate.edu or 828-262-2770 to arrange your returns.

 

Library Technology Equipment Returns

Belk Library and Information Commons

218 College Street

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC  28608