Library News

Posted by John Wiswell on Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:31am

Although electronic resources are available 24/7, even through university breaks, problems do arise.  If your database, journal, ebook, or other resource fails to open or otherwise misbehaves, one option is to complete our Report a Problem form.  You can access it by clicking on Report a problem, on the far right of Databases page.

Or you can just click here.

Our team troubleshoots these problems.  Sometimes it's a problem on our end.  Sometimes we need to contact our vendors.  Sometimes it's a real puzzle, and sometimes a quick correction to a URL or checking a box will fix it.

The form allows you include your name and email, if you wish, in order to get a direct response.  In general, more detail, enough to allow us to reproduce your problem, is good.

Posted by John Wiswell on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 9:46am
Véra Clouzot, in Les Diaboliques, available in Kanopy

Many of of our streaming films are available through our catalog, but we also request others through Swank, Kanopy, Docuseek2, and other platforms.  Many films are not available for library-friendly streaming, but you don't know until you check.  See our guides to Streaming Video and Swank or ask us.

We still buy DVDs also, and you can place them on Reserves for your classes.  Contact your subject librarian or John Wiswell,

Posted by John Wiswell on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 9:39am
Google Scholar results page, missing Find@AppState links

Google Scholar, on the Library's main page, is missing its Find @ AppState links.  These links are sometimes the only way to access full text.  Google appears to be slow in responding to this problem that is affecting all libraries, not only Appalachian.

Of course, Google Scholar offers many live buttons, so often the article titles and links on right column will give you full text.

Posted by on Friday, December 2, 2016 - 9:40am

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2016. We especially thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated! You will be missed.

Graduating student library employees for Fall 2016:

Lundyn Harris 
Lauryn Jackson
Rohahn Wolde-georgis
Brittany Ramsey 
Beth DeLeon
Mary Way 
Hunter Oteyr
Christina St.Claire
Emily Bertram 

Posted by on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:44pm
University Writing Center at Appalachian State University. Just Write!

Are you looking for a quiet, supportive place to finish those final essays? Come to the University Writing Center on Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th any time between 9PM and midnight for Just Write. In addition to a dedicated space for writing, you’ll have access to all our resources, including formatting and style guides for MLA, APA, Chicago Style and more. A writing center staff member will be present to answer quick questions or point you in the right direction.

In addition to Just Write, the writing center will be open for appointments and walk-ins during finals week. For more information about the writing center, please contact Amy Hansen at or 828-262- 7835.

Posted by on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:22am

Who doesn’t need a little TLC during finals week? The library is sponsoring free activities and snack breaks designed to help students navigate the end of semester exam week. 

Please join us for chair massages, therapy dogs, snacks, tech time out, and much more – just check the schedule!

Sponsored by Belk Library, ASU Acappella Groups, MYO Clinic, Office of the Chancellor, and the Wired Scholar Coffee Shop.

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:55pm

The National Book Award winners were announced Wednesday night in New York City. 

Nonfiction: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X. Kendi
ebook edition 

Fiction: Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
ebook edition 



Poetry: The Performance of Becoming HumanDaniel Borzutzky


Young People's Literature: March: Book Three - Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Posted by on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:26am
Library Hours: Come in - We're Open

As you prepare for major projects and final exams, the library is open to serve your research and study needs.  Please consult the library hours calendar for a complete schedule of our open hours.  

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:01am

180° South
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:30 p.m.
I.G. Greer Theater

An International Education Week Event

Inspired by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' 1968 excursion into Patagonia, adventurer Jeff Johnson sets out to retrace the footsteps of his heroes' arduous trek as filmmaker Chris Malloy follows with camera in hand. Despite the thrill of surfing the biggest wave he's ever encountered, Johnson quickly discovers just how treacherous things can get when you decide to challenge Mother Nature's majesty.

"No matter where you watch 180° South, you're bound to feel a little trapped and in need of a vacation, preferably a long one, to a beautiful piece of open country."

 - Grayson Schaffer, Outside

Co-sponsored by AIESEC, Belk Library and Information Commons, and OIED.

See also the Library Guide for the Global Film Series