Using Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives

Access

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Researcher looking at a rare book

Rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center reading room. Materials may be duplicated by request for off-site researchers in accordance with our duplication policies (see below). All collections are available for use by the Appalachian State University community and the general public.

How to Make an Appointment

Click here for COVID-19 conditions information to learn how to access collections during this period, August-December 2020.

Our collections are available for use Monday-Friday,  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Appointments are not required but are preferred, due to limited staffing. Please contact us at 828-262-4041 or spcoll@appstate.edu to schedule an appointment. Please be sure to check our Hours page for any changes to regular hours, especially if you will be traveling from outside of Boone.

Policies and Procedures

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