Services

Food for Fines - National Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week, Belk Library is sponsoring a "Food for Fines" drive beginning April 10 at 7:30 am until April 17 at 6 pm.

Starting Tuesday, April 10 we will be accepting one canned food item for every $1.00 (or partial part of a $1.00) owed on fines up to $15.00. NOTE: Fines that have already been sent to Student Accounts are not eligible for this offer. Canned goods cannot be credited toward lost book charges.

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Belk Library on Pinterest - Follow our boards on Pinterest

Belk Library is launching our new Pinterest site -- just in time to celebrate the upcoming National Library Week (April 8 – 14).  Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networking sites around today.  It combines the connectivity of Facebook with the capability of “bookmarking” all wrapped in beautiful visual imagery.  “Pinning” on Pinterest is like having a room full of bulletin boards--all on different subjects--where the user can “pin” pictures, links to websites, recipes, posters, etc. to the appropriate board to view and refer.

Swanky New Drink Machines on the Bus Stop side of the Library Atrium

Check out the new high-tech drink/water and snack machines located in the Library’s Atrium near Classroom 114 and the bus stop!  These new machines offer greater selections of snacks (including some healthy alternatives), power drinks, chilled coffee drinks, juice, green tea and lifewaters.  We hope to add more healthy snacks to the machines.  Feel free to let us know what you would like to see in the snack machines.  Check it out and happy snacking!

Library Laptop Checkout Changed to 8 Hours with 1 Renewal

You asked, we listened! Change in laptop loan periods:

Starting today (3/19), all laptop checkouts in the library will increase from a four-hour checkout to an eight-hour checkout with 1 (two-hour) renewal. Please let us know how you like this change.

Report on the "Food for Fines" Project held December 12 - December 20, 2011

The Belk Library Student Advisory Group (in cooperation with Library Administration) sponsored a "Food for Fines" drive.  The drive lasted from December 12 – 22.  During that time, the library accepted 1 canned food item for every $1.00 owed in fines up to a $15.00 maximum.  Several patrons that did not owe fines also contributed to this drive.  During the drive, 533 items were collected and donated to the Watauga Hunger Coalition.  A special thanks to all who contributed.  We hope to do another “Food for Fines” drive again this year.

Library Tours: January 23 - February 2

The library will be offering orientation tours for first year seminar and transfer students from January 23rd through February 2nd. Any other student who would like to attend is welcome as well! The tours will take approximately 45 minutes.

The schedule is:

Monday & Wednesday: 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00 am and 8:00 pm

Please meet by the dancers statue in the Atrium of Belk Library.

If you have any questions about the tours, please contact Amanda Bird at 828-262-2085.

Student Research Lab for Individual Quiet Study

The Student Research Lab for Individual Quiet Study will open tonight through final exams in Classroom 026 on the Lower Level of Belk Library.  Computers will be open for student use in this classroom.  Unlike most of the library, there is no food or drink allowed in the classrooms and we ask that it be a quiet (no talking) zone.  This lab will open Sundays – Thursdays from 5 pm until midnight regularly and can be opened if demand warrants it.

Distance Education Virtual Book Group

Attention Distance Education Students! Want to participate in a discussion of the Summer Reading Book? Now you can via the new Distance Education Virtual Book Group.

Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Volunteers

Attention all students (Undergraduate and Graduate): There is still time to volunteer to serve on the Belk Library Student Advisory Group. The Committee began last fall (Fall 2010) and has done many exciting things to make the library a more user-centered environment. The committee is charged to advise, plan, evaluate new services and operate as a sounding board and test group for new and existing services and new library initiatives.

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