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Continuity of Library Services: Special Collections Research Center

Services Offered August 3-7th

Appalachian State University faculty may make a one-hour appointment to browse the circulating Appalachian and Stock Car Racing Collections between 1-5pm on 8/3 or 8/7.  To make an appointment, please email us at spcoll@appstate.edu.  When making an appointment, faculty are encouraged to provide their first, second, and third appointment choices.  We are also limiting access to one person per appointment slot. A mask must be worn for the duration of the appointment. 

External researchers will not have access to Belk Library and therefore should contact us for assistance at spcoll@appstate.edu.

Services Offered Starting August 17th

Starting August 17th, Appalachian State University faculty, students, and staff may make one-hour appointments to browse the circulating Appalachian and Stock Car Racing Collections or to research our special collections materials.

Appointments to browse the circulating Appalachian and Stock Car Racing Collections will be available on Mondays and Fridays between 1-5pm.  For individuals who cannot schedule an appointment for circulating material, please request your item(s) using the library's "Add to Bag" feature. Your requested item(s) will be retrieved and checked out to you and left on hold at the library's main circulation desk on the first floor. 

Appointments to research special collections materials will be available on Thursdays between 10am-1pm.

To schedule an appointment, please use our online appointment system.  We are limiting access to one visitor per appointment slot. A mask must be worn for the duration of the appointment.

External researchers will not have access to Belk Library and therefore should contact us for assistance at spcoll@appstate.edu.

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 spcoll@appstate.edu.

Records Management ServicesDuring 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.