Resources and Collections

The Fraser Fir: A Modern Appalachian Icon Exhibit, 4th Floor

Special Collections' latest exhibit, “The Fraser Fir: A Modern Appalachian Icon,” features a broad array of materials from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection including archives, clippings files, magazines, and books, all related to the Christmas tree industry in Appalachia.

International Education Week - Nov. 16-20

The Library will participate in International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015 with a display of selected print resources for international travelers and researchers. Check out our books on display in the center of the first floor.

Quick Workshops on Thursday -- Streaming Video, eBooks, BrowZine Web

The Library will offer several brief online workshops this Thursday, November 12.

Registration required.  Students, faculty and staff welcome, although some of the Streaming Video options are only open to faculty, for teaching.

Streaming Video, Thursday 3:00-3:30pm      Register here.

National Book Awards Finalists Announced

National Book Awards Finalists


Karen E. Bender, Refund
Angela Flournoy, The Turner House,
Lauren Goff, Fates and Furies
Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life


Get It Done @ the Library!

Study Space

  • Quiet study on 3rd floor with individual study desks
  • Group study rooms w/ collaborative technology tools


Library Guide to the Common Reading Book - A Long Way Gone

Since 1997, incoming freshmen at ASU have been asked to read a book as part of their orientation to Appalachian State University. By participating in the Common Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students. 

New APPsearch is here

Belk Library has a new version of APPsearch!

You will now see a new interface, which has the power to simultaneously search across content from over 100 library databases and the library catalog.

APPsearch will now provide the user with a customized searching experience, based on a variety of search options and tools. Best of all, the new APPsearch displays results super fast.

Coming Soon: New and Improved APPsearch

APPsearch will soon have a new search engine. This summer, we are switching to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). You will notice a new interface (but familiar to those who already search EBSCO products), basic and advanced search options, searching simultaneously across content from over 100 library databases and the library catalog, along with quick display of search results.

You can try it out now and tell us what you think. We are planning on going live at the end of June.

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