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Due to budget cuts, Special Collections will change their regular hours for the Spring 2013 semester.
Changes are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dougherty Reading Room
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Special Holiday Changes
Sunday before first day of classes (1/13): Closed
First day of classes (1/14): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (1/21) Weekend: Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Spring Break (3/11 – 3/15) Weekends: Closed Saturday, 3/9, Sunday, 3/10, and Saturday 3/16
University Holiday (April 1-2): Closed
Special Collections hours are available on the hours calendar.
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:
If you or your department have been receiving delivered library materials, please help us by returning the green bags. We're about to run out. Return them to the library or to any of the library's remote book drops. (Don't put them in campus mail.)
Information about delivery of library materials to ASU faculty.
We have one ebook collection that allows you to check out ebooks and download them to read offline. The (EBSCO) eBook Collection has about 80,000 ebooks. These are not bestsellers but have been published by small and academic presses. You can browse here or you might come across these books in our catalog.
Here's how to get them on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. You have to do these first 4 steps just once:
Log into the EBSCO eBook Collection and find an ebook you want.
Click on "Download This eBook (Offline)" or "Download (Offline)" button.
Then click on "Checkout & Download" button.
Finally, click on the "Open in "Bluefire Reader"" button.
Today is Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey's birthday. He was born December 10, 1851. Dewey is best remembered for inventing the Dewey Decimal System, which is a book organization system. The Belk Library's Instructional Material's Center, which mirrors a K-12 school libary, uses this system. The library's main stacks use the Library of Congress Classifcation System. He also helped found the American Library Association, and was interested in simplfying spelling.
Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2012. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!
Here are customized instructions for downloading books to specific devices.
After you visit the eBooks Help page, please feel free to contact NC LIVE with suggestions, comments, or questions. They want to know what will be the most helpful to users as they add new tutorials, so please let them know what you would like to see!
The University Library cordially invites you to a retirement reception in honor of Jack Love. Please join us to say thank you for his many years of service to the faculty, staff, students and others at Appalachian State University.
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Location: The Solarium, Plemmons Student Union
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.
These studies will take place December 11th, 12th and 13th (finals week). If you are available between 10 AM and 4 PM on these days, indicate your availability by filling in this simple form with your contact information.
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices. Check it out!