Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Continuity of Library Services: Special Collections Research Center

Services Offered Through December 4, 2020

We are open by appointment through December 4 (except for University holidays) for App State students, faculty, and staff.

Appointment Times for Accessing the Circulating Collection (Appalachian Collection, Stock Car Collection):  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9am-12pm, 2pm-6pm

Appointments Times for Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books:  Thursdays: 10am-1pm

Appointments are available for one researcher at-a-time in 50-minute time slots.

Please make an appointment here:

It is not necessary to have an appointment to check out circulating books from Special Collections. Click on "Request" in the library catalog listing for any materials which are available to check out, then choose either to pick up the item(s) at the main desk on the First Floor of Belk Library or choose to have the item(s) mailed to your home address.

External researchers do not have access to Belk Library and therefore should contact us for assistance at

Classroom Instruction: We will not offer in-person/on-site instruction sessions for the fall semester.  However, we will work with faculty to provide alternatives. Please contact us at

Records Management Services: During the fall semester, we will continue to deliver transfer boxes to campus offices and departments that request them. However, to protect our staff, we will not physically transfer records into the University Records Center until spring semester 2021, and that timeline is dependent our ability to keep our staff safe.  Files will be retrieved and arrangements made with requesting offices on an as-needed basis.