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Dec 08 2014

Belk Library Holiday Schedule

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Tuesday, December 9, Belk Library will begin holiday break hours, and will close at 9:00 pm for community patrons and 11:00 pm for Phoenix card holders.

Wednesday, December 10, through Friday, December 12, the library will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Belk Library will be closed on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14.

Monday, December 15, to Friday, December 19, the library will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Belk Library will be closed for Christmas from Saturday, December 20, to Sunday, December 28.

Monday, December 29, to Wednesday, December 31, the library will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Belk Library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Friday, January 2, the library will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Saturday, January 3, the library will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Belk Library will be closed on Sunday, January 4.

Monday, January 5, the library will be open from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm; the library will close to community patrons at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6, the library will open at 7:30 am, and will resume regular hours of operation for Winter Term.





Sep 02 2014

Meet our new Systems Librarian

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This summer we welcomed Jerry Waller as a new member of the Belk Library staff. As our Systems Librarian, Jerry will administer the front and back ends of the online catalog system, provide systems and statistical analysis, and generally strive to make the patron experience the best it can be.

Jerry comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Technical Support Analyst in the Media Resources Center. Prior to that position, Jerry’s professional experiences included books specialist for Duke University Press, associate programmer analyst for Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., user interface design intern at the SAS institute, and a variety of managerial positions with Borders Books, Music & Café. He has a Master of Science in Information Science degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BA in English from Concord University.

While Jerry never had the opportunity to study abroad, he has always had wanderlust and has been fortunate to travel the country and the world, including a recent three week trip to Seoul, South Korea. He’s already loving Elon, and is very excited to be in an environment that cares as much as he does about global and multicultural experiences.jwaller

Aug 26 2014

Belk Library Hours for Fall Semester

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Belk Library is open continuously for Phoenix card holders from 10 am Sunday until 9 pm Friday and from 9 am until 9 pm Saturday. Please use the card swipe after 9:00 pm weekdays and after 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Visitors are welcome to use Belk Library during the following times:

Sunday from 10:00 am until 9 pm

Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm

Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm

Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm



Jun 18 2014

Summer 2014 renovations in Belk Library

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Since Belk Library opened in January 2000, the way our space  is used has changed. Elon’s student body has grown from just over 4,000 to 6,300 in 2014. More library resources are available online, which are often accessed on laptops and other types of mobile devices. Students engage in more collaborative and group work.

To reflect how things have changed since we opened in 2000 and to build in greater flexibility for the future, the first floor of Belk Library will undergo significant renovation this summer.

Look for:

* New study rooms for individual and collaborative work for students, tutors, librarians & writing consultants.
* New computer tables featuring easy-to-access power for portable devices.
* New flexible furniture to support different study and work styles, for both individuals and groups.
* More quiet study seats on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
* New paint, carpet and furnishings to give Belk Library a fresh new look towards the future.


Here are a few renderings of the new space. Click on the image to see details.

New combined desk for both circulation/information services and elite studentsnew-desk


Floor layout and color schemecolor-scheme

Apr 30 2014

Early English Books Online

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Belk Library now provides access to the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database.

EEBO contains more than 125,000 titles published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America from 1473 to 1700. Subject areas include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. The collection comprehensively documents the English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education.

To use EEBO

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to
  2. You may also access Early English Books Online on our Databases by Title page under E

Apr 17 2014

Belk Library hosts Game Night

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The first floor of Belk Library was transformed into a video arcade Friday night, April 11.  Over fifty Elon students feasted on pizza and played games including Super Smash Brothers, Guitar Hero and War of Warcraft.  Some took part in board and card games.  The Gaming and Computer Club put on the event in cooperation with Belk Library.  The GCC gave out door prizes and prizes for the winners of the Super Smash tournament.   Thanks to all that came out!


Feb 21 2014

How well do you know the sounds of Belk Library?

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How many people really listen to the sounds in Club Belk? We thought we’d have a little fun and see how many of you pay attention to and can recognize the background sounds in our library.

Each Friday during the spring semester, starting February 21, we’ll tweet a different #ClubBelksound. If you think you recognize the sound, reply to the tweet with your guess. Then on the following Friday, we’ll tweet the answer and Name That #ClubBelksound.

Follow @ElonBelk on Twitter to join in and let’s see how many really people know the sounds of Club Belk.

Jan 21 2014

“Belk Cribs” – watch it, like it, and spread the word!

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Thanks to Ryan Witt and his student film crew, we’ve got a new video about Belk Library. AND we hope you will help us spread the word and make it go viral.

Tag along with Cody, a college student who believes Elon University Belk Library is his crib. Join the tour as a camera crew follows Cody around the library. We won’t tell you any more — we don’t want to spoil the ending!


The video shoot, fall semester 2013
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Jan 13 2014

Winter Term ’14 Diversity Book Display

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Belk Library’s Winter Term book display features books about diversity as it relates to culture, education, family, gender, media, the workplace, and more. Our collection also includes a number of books by Elon’s visiting speakers.

A few of the books are pinned on our Pinterest board. Stop by Belk Library and check out a book today!


Jan 06 2014

BrowZine – scholarly journals on your tablet

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Scholarly Journals – now browsable on your tablet!

browzine-tabletsDiscover Scholarly Journals, Stay Current in Your Reading

BrowZine is a new tablet application that let you browse, read and stay current with thousands of our library’s top scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet.

With BrowZine, you can:

* Browse and read journals: browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
* Create your own bookshelf: add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published (push notifications should be available soon)
* Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Papers, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, and more

To start using BrowZine today, visit and download the free app to your tablet.


When initially launching BrowZine

  1. Select Elon University from the drop down list.
  2. If you are connected to Elon’s Wifi, select Continue.
  3. If you are off campus, go to “Settings” and enter your Elon username and password.

You are now ready to use BrowZine!


To see a list of supported publishers, visit

To learn more, visit or watch this video: