December 2013

Chair Massage by the Fireplace

Posted by on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:14am
chair massage

Sign up for a free 10-minute chair massage now!

Tuesday 1-3 pm (Dec. 10)

Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm (Dec.11)

Congratulations to Graduating Students!

Posted by on Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 6:07pm
Graduation Caps

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2013. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!

Helen Hathaway
Barbara Hobbs
Allison Guerin
Reshea Mackey
Brittney Stone
Celeste Caton
Andrew Florence
Kathryn Miller
Mary Margaret Johnson
Becky Dion
Jordan Neary

Children’s Christmas Book Exhibit in Special Collections

Posted by Greta Browning on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 9:37am
We Three Kings by H.A. Rey pictorial cover

A new exhibit, “Memories from Childhood:  Our Favorite Christmas Stories,” is now on display in Special Collections on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The display draws on children’s literature relating to Christmas from the Historical Children’s Literature rare book collection and the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, both part of Special Collections. Special Collections staff and Dougherty Reading Room reference students chose their favorites from the collections for the exhibit. Included are a first edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Gloria Houston’s The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, and a book of traditional Christmas songs illustrated by H.A. Rey, known for his “Curious George” series.


Pictured: Cover art for We Three Kings and other Christmas Carols, illustrated by H.A. Rey (1944).

No ABC Express Service over Winter Break

Posted by on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 4:30pm

There will be no ABC Express Service from December 21st to January 1st because the libraries at Appalachian State University, Western Carolina, and University of North Carolina Ashville
will be closed. 

Sorry for any inconvenience!

New eBook Database: OverDrive

Posted by John Boyd on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:43am
OverDrive eBook Covers

Belk Library now offers the Appalachian State community access to OverDrive, a service which allows users to download ebooks and audiobooks to their favorite mobile device. Titles include popular fiction, study aids (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, CPA), travel guides, foreign language study audiobooks, and more.

Items are available in four formats: Kindle, EPub, MP3 and WMA audio. An Adobe ID or Amazon Kindle account is required, and either an OverDrive Media Console App or a Kindle device or App. For help, see our Library Guide for eBooks/OverDrive, or visit us in the library. You can always read available ebooks through your browser without having to download any software.

Explore OverDrive to see the growing collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and enter your Banner/Univeristy ID number to download up to three titles at a time for either a 7, 14, or 21 day check-out. Titles are returned automatically at the end of the lending period, so there are never late fees.