Banned Books Week, September 27 - October 3, 2015

Warning! Banning Books Restricts Our Freedom To Read

The American Library Association (ALA) promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Horn in the West Exhibit, 4th Floor

The newest exhibit in Special Collections features historical documents, photos, an original poster, and an artifact from Boone’s outdoor drama, “Horn in the West.” The exhibit, curated by Appalachian Studies graduate student Adam Sheffield, is located inside Special Collections and is on display through the summer during the department’s open hours.  All of the materials on display and much more is available in the

Comic-athon, Wednesday December 3rd, 8 am-5 pm

Wednesday December 3

The library will host an 8 hour graphic novel drawing session on the main floor. Just inside the library, students from an art department graphic novel class and students from an art education methods course will be drawing comics 8AM until 5 PM.

Anyone is welcome to join in the drawing.

Drawing materials are not provided but Zines are free!

Read some great comics, browse the library's comic and graphic novel collection and take home a Zine! See you there!


International Education Week -- Look for display of library resources

The Library will participate in International Education Week with a display of its resources for international travelers and researchers.  Starting Monday, check out our resources on display in the center of the first floor (straight ahead as you come into the Library).  IEW 2014 is November 17-21.


Celebrate Archives Month

October is North Carolina Archives Month. This year’s theme is “North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.” In honor of this, we are highlighting our Camp Catawba Collection in an exhibit located in the Cratis Williams Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library.

Located near Blowing Rock North Carolina, Camp Catawba was an overnight summer camp for boys aged 6 to 12. It operated from 1944-1970 under the direction of Jewish-German poet and educator Vera Lachmann.

Historical Automobile Exhibit, 4th Floor

A new exhibit, "The Automobile as an Agent of Change," is now on display in the 4th Floor atrium in Belk Library and Information Commons. More than just a means of getting from one place to another, automobiles have brought great change to our economy, our culture, and our local surroundings and habits over the past century. This Special Collections exhibit explores this change through the lens of our collections. The exhibit will run through the end of November 2014.

Affrilachian Poetry Exhibit, 4th Floor

In celebration of National Poetry Month, an exhibit of Affrilachian Poetry is now on display inside Special Collections on the 4th floor of Belk Library for the month of April. The exhibit, curated by graduate student Forrest Gray Yerman, is accessible while Special Collections is open.  Click here for hours.

Unexpected Finds Exhibit 4th Floor

"An Exhibit of Unexpected Finds in Special Collections" is now installed in the atrium exhibit cases on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. Most people may think ofSpecial Collections holdings consisting of books, manuscripts, DVDs, or CDs, but the collections also include a small selection of other, unexpected items. We do not seek most of the items displayed here, but their presence in our collections enriches the historical record that we do collect.

Downton Abbey Exhibit and Open House

A new Special Collections exhibit, "The Lives of Nobles: Downton Abbey in the Rhinehart Collection," examines a selection of common themes between the hit BBC and PBS series Downton Abbey and the Rhinehart British Studies Rare Book Collection in Special Collections. The exhibit explores the themes of entail, country homes, and country house libraries.