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Space Availability - Special Collections

Reading Room Appointments for Archives, Manuscripts, and Rare Books 

We welcome all visitors from both the campus community and the general public.

Please use the calendar below to request an appointment to use the archives, manuscripts, and rare book collections at the Special Collections Research Center (W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, University Archives, Stock Car Racing Collection, and Rare Books and Manuscripts) at Appalachian State University. Appointments are not required to access the circulating collections.  


10 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Hours vary during holidays and semester breaks; see the calendar.

To request an appointment:

  • Select one of the four available tables (each table has four seats) and choose the time you would like to visit.
  • When you request your appointment, use the form to supply as much information as you can about the material you would like to view. You may not have anything to view during your appointment if you do not provide this information!
  • If you are unsure what you would like to use specifically, please contact us at at least one week in advance of your intended research appointment to set up a consultation.
  • Once you've requested an appointment, we will confirm your appointment or email you with any follow-up questions.
  • Your appointment is not confirmed until you receive an email with the subject line "Your research time has been confirmed"

Turnaround time for appointment requests:

  • Appointments scheduled after 5:00 pm M-Th will be reviewed the following business day.
  • Appointments scheduled after 5:00 pm on Fridays will be reviewed the following Monday.


Email us at or call (828) 262-4041 (voicemail forwards to staff email)

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