Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons

Ann Viles, Associate University Librarian
(828) 262-2818

The Belk Library is open to all community members. Borrowing privileges are available to North Carolina residents at least age 18; part-time residents who own property in Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga and Wilkes counties, and Appalachian alumni regardless of place of residence can apply for a community users card. The card costs $10 annually and provides borrowing privileges for the library's browsing and main stacks and movies collections.

In addition, some of the library's non-circulating collections, such as the Reference Collection, Appalachian Collection and Stock Car Collection are available for community members to consult within the library. Librarians and staff at the library's Reference Information Desk are glad to assist community visitors with brief information questions.

Please check with the library about parking options in the parking deck adjacent to the library on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parking deck is open to non-university visitors after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends. A coffee shop is located in the atrium of the library.