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

Library Tours: August 27 - September 6

The library will be offering orientation tours for first year seminar and transfer students from August 27 through September 6. Any other student who would like to attend is welcome as well! The tours will take approximately 45 minutes.

The schedule is:

Monday - Thursday at 3:00, 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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.

Fax Services for Summer

For Summer 2012, the Main Circulation Desk will offer a mediated fax service (incoming and outgoing) for ASU faculty, staff, students and Community Borrowers. This service is available all hours the library is open. The incoming fax number is: 828-262-7217.

Outgoing: $1/page up to a maximum charge of $5 (no matter total pages)
Incoming: $1 first page, $.10 each additional page