Naming a Space in the Library

Students working on the first floorThe Library moved into a beautiful new building in June 2005 and was rechristened Belk Library and Information Commons to reflect its expanded services. Many individual patrons, families, and groups have shown their support and pride by naming spaces in the new Library building. A number of highly visible study rooms, lounges media centers are still available to be named, as well as some of the building's signature spaces like the University Archives, and Periodicals Reading Area. Income is used to buy furniture and art, and to support Library services. Named rooms may acknowledge the generosity of individuals or groups of donors, celebrate the service legacy of University or community members, or honor the memory of a loved one.

Contact Us

To learn more about naming opportunities or to arrange a tour, contact the Library Development Office.

Director of Development
Belk Library and Information Commons
Appalachian State University
218 College Street Boone, NC  28608
(828) 262-7622
or contact us now.

Available Naming Opportunities

Sculpture Garden100,000
Lower Level
Periodicals Reading Area100,000
Large Electronic Classroom50,000
Small Electronic Classrooms (2)35,000
First Floor
Assistive Technology Center35,000
Reference Information Commons (rename)75,000
Second Floor
Large Group Study Rooms (3)15,000
Small Group Study Rooms (3)10,000
North Reading Lounge20,000
Mezzanine Reading Lounge30,000
Third Floor
Digital Media Studio35,000
North Reading Lounge20,000
West Reading Lounge20,000
Small Group Study Rooms (4)10,000
Fourth Floor
University Archives200,000
Digital Initiatives Room25,000
Stock Car Racing Collection100,000
421 Conference Room25,000


Named Spaces

Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons

Lower Level
Mary Helen Ridenhour Children’s Reading Lounge (022)

First Floor
Nicki Lynn Turner Atrium
Don and Pat Phillips Cyber Café and 24 Hour Study Area (104)
Don and Pat Phillips Lecture Hall (114)
Fox Family Reading Room (120)
Julian W. Carr Group Study Room (126)
Plato’s Cave (Funded by Barbara Freiman) (127)
Idol Family Group Study Room (156)
Ruth Hester/Mary Ann Barrett Group Study Room (155)
Francis and Kay Borkowski Reading Lounge (125)

Second Floor
Darlene Romine Group Study Room (210)
Janet Zahorian Group Study Room (243)
Richard T. Barker Reading Lounge (206)
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies Reading Lounge (200)
     In Memory of Ed Grad
R. Randolph and Sara Charles Stevens Reading Lounge (201)
Dr. Daniel J. Whitener Group Study Room (155)
Frank Alexander (Sandy) Howe Group Study Room (214)

Third Floor
Ed and Eleanor Vosburgh Group Study Room (316)
Poteat Group Study Room (318)
Berge H. Markarian, M.D. and Meliné Markarian Group Study Room (319)
Marjorie South Idol Group Study Room (347)
Francis and Sarah Dixson Group Study Room (348)
Patty and Al Wheeler Group Study Room (303)
Catawba/Watauga County Alumni Group Study Room (304)
Graduate Studies Lounge (354)
Herman Hayden and Oneida Carpenter Reading Lounge (332)
Jones Group Study Room (307)
     In Honor of Fred C. Jones '55; Phyllis R. Jones '55 & Lauren E. Jones '08
Faculty Lounge (named by Retired Faculty) (306)
Pauline Thompson Group Study Room (302)
Appalachian Parents Association Reading Lounge (301)

Fourth Floor
W. Gary Ogburn Staff Lounge (474)
Houston G. Jones Reading Lounge (401)
Bill and Maureen Rhinehart Rare Books & Special Collections Room (408)
William S. and Virginia Powell Visiting Scholar Room (434)
Cratis Williams Reading Room (438)
Dougherty Family Reading Room (442)