Library Services at the Central Service Desk this Summer

This summer, look to the center desk for library services.  We've moved all 1st Floor services to that center desk.  Need to check out a book, movie, or laptop?  That's the place.  Have a question about your research or need help with a tech problem?  That's right.  That's the place.

Spring 2013 Edition of the Commons

The latest issue of The Commons, the library's newsletter is now available on the library's giving page.  The theme of the Spring 2013 edition is Student learning, and highlights collaborations between librarians and faculty across campus.  An interview with Dean Reichel is included, outlining her twenty years of leadership and details about her future assignment in Academic Affairs. 

Library Tours: January 22 - 31

Belk Library & Information Commons will offer drop-in (no sign up necessary) library orientation tours to First Year Seminar & Transfer students again this spring.

Spring 2013 Tour Schedule

January 22 - January 31, 2013
Monday - Thursday at 3pm, 5pm and 9pm

Tour participants should meet in the Belk Library Atrium, by the dancers statue.

Students who sucessfully complete the orientation tour will receive a tour completion certificate.

APPsearch, a New Tool to Discover the Library's Collections

The library has just launched APPsearch, a new tool to search for books, journal and magazine articles, movies and much more -- all in one place!

APPsearch is a powerful, information-rich, highly intuitive, easy-to-use search tool. Starting with one simple search box, you can find all the library has to offer. Great, detailed information is now just a click away. APPsearch is loaded with useful features:

Get paid in a bookstore voucher to give feedback

The library is conducting a series of studies on AppSearch, our new discovery service.  These studies usually take about twenty minutes.  As a participant, you will be given a gift certificate for $10 to the University Book Store, and you will also directly be helping to improve the library's tools for other students.  

Fall 2012 Commons Newsletter

The latest issue of The Commons, the library's newsletter is now available on the library's giving page.  The Fall 2012 edition features stories on the Student Employee Scholarships,   and highlights donors such as H.G. Jones, Patsy and Ronny Turner, and Craig Popelars.  There is also a review of the dedication of the Girls Series Book Collection from Elaine J.

More Power Outlets for Your Laptops

Over the last few months, the wonderful facilities staff at the library have been putting more than 100 new outlets throughout the building. Most of the outlets were added to the worktables in the library, so that students can plug in thirsty laptops.

This project is the result of the comments that students placed on the flipcharts we posted last year in the library. We asked how we could improve the library, and one of the most common suggestions was access to more power outlets. So we made it a top priority!

Voting in Watauga County and North Carolina

This guide has links to voting information: how to register and vote, and who the candidates are.


Planned Outage: Many Library Resources Unavailable Sept. 18

On September 18, the library will be making an important upgrade to its Integrated Library System software. This will unfortunately cause a service outage while work is being done.

From approximately 11am to 6pm on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the following services will not be available:

Save the Date- Research Services Fair Oct. 19

Faculty and Graduate Student Research Services Fair Friday Oct. 19, 2012 1-3 PM Plemmons Student Union, Blue Ridge Ballroom