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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.

COVID-19 Statement and the Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center staff is currently working remotely per the North Carolina governor's "Safer at Home" order (Phase 2 extension until August 7). We are continuing to support the research and instructional needs of Appalachian State University's students, faculty, and staff as much as possible with limited access to our physical collections. Priority assistance will be given to current Appalachian State University students, faculty, and staff. See the University Libraries' homepage for more information about current services and the App State Online Library Services Guide.

This information is current as of 7/16/2020.

Access to Collections and Status of Services

Access to Physical Collections:  Circulating materials from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection and the Stock Car Racing Collection may be requested for Delivery if electronic versions are not available. Any materials due to be returned have been extended to July 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 and ABC items.  Contact to request electronic versions first. Electronic versions will be purchased for instructional use only.

The physical manuscripts, archives, and rare book collections cannot be accessed at this time, but digital versions may be available (see Access to Digital Collections below).

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

Research Services:  Please email us at for assistance with research questions. We will do our best to help you with your requests while working without access to our physical collections. Priority assistance will be given to current Appalachian State University students, faculty, and staff. 

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 7/16/2020.


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Greta Browning

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