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Special Collections Research Center under COVID-19: Home

A guide to resources and services available from the Special Collections Research Center while we are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Access to Collections and Status of Services

Access to Physical Collections and Reference Services:  Appalachian State University community members (students, faculty, and staff) may sign up for an appointment to visit the Special Collections Research Center during the Spring 2021 semester. Visit this web page for information and to set up an appointment time: 

For researchers not affiliated with Appalachian State University, we do not anticipate that on-site visits will be possible this semester (January-May 2021). We are, however, answering email and telephone requests from non-affiliated researchers. Responses may be delayed as App State community members will receive priority attention. Please contact us at or 828-262-4041 (please leave a voicemail with your email address) to discuss your research interests.

Remotely Request Materials:  Circulating books from our collection may be requested by placing a hold through the Belk Library catalog system. Holds may be either requested for pick-up at the main desk on the first floor of Belk Library or delivered to a home address via postal service. Visit this link to learn how:  Some materials from the circulating collection may be available through Interlibrary Loan.


Access to Digital Collections:  See this page for links to digitized items from Special Collections and alternatives for accessing historical material online.


Instructional Services:  Faculty who would like their students to learn about materials from the Special Collections Research Center while teaching remotely should email Greta Browning at We will work with you to be creative about how to use our collections remotely!

This information is current as of 1/11/2020.

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Reference Archivist / Librarian

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Greta Browning

Office: Belk Library 433