Using Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives


We welcome all visitors from both the campus community and the general public. All visitors must abide by the University's current procedures:

If you are not able to travel or visit us in person, please contact us at or 828.262.4041 to discuss your research interests.

Researcher looking at a rare book

How to Make an Appointment

Appointments for the use of the archives, manuscript, and rare book collections are required.  Researchers must request an appointment at least five (5) days in advance of the intended research time through the online booking system at Appointments are not required for the use of non-rare materials.

Please be sure to check our Hours page for any changes to regular hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm), especially if you will be traveling from outside of Boone.

Virtual appointments are also available. Contact us at for more information.

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