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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!


Apr 14 2014

Belk Library Easter Holiday Hours 2014

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Monday, April 14, to Thursday, April 17, the library will be open on its regular schedule.  The library will close to community patrons at 9:00 pm each night; after 9:00, Phoenix card holders should use the card swipe to enter the library.

Friday, April 18, the library will be open 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.  The library will close to community patrons at 5:00 pm; Phoenix card holders should use the card swipe to enter the library from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 19, the library will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Sunday, April 20, the library will be open from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  The library will close to community patrons at 9:00 pm; Phoenix card holders should use the card swipe to enter the library from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.  There will be no 24 hour access for Phoenix card holders Sunday night.

To complete mandatory testing of the fire alarm and building controls, Belk Library will open at 5 pm on Monday, April 21st.  Thank you for your patience while we complete this critical work to ensure the safety of our campus community.  The library will be open to community patrons from 5:00 to 9:00 pm Monday night; after 9:00 pm, Phoenix card holders should use the card swipe to enter the library. 

Tuesday, April 22, Belk Library will resume its regular schedule.

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, login to the VPN service on your tablet.

You are now ready to use BrowZine!


To see a list of supported publishers, visit

To learn more, visit or watch this video:

Dec 02 2013

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Elon University now has access to the BuildingGreen Suite — the leading, authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.

The mission of BuildingGreen is to

“facilitate transformation of the North American building industry into a force for local, regional and global environmental protection; for preservation and restoration of the natural environment; and for creation of healthy indoor environments—while promoting the well-being of the company and its employees, owners, and associates.”

BuildingGreen contains articles, webcasts, and special reports on a variety of topics, including green building policy, design and construction processes, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Users can also find resources on

* LEED credits
* Green products, including a searchable database of green building products
* Case studies, searchable by project name/owner/location, by building type and size, and more


To get started

  1. On-campus, go directly to
  2. Off-campus, login to Elon’s Off-campus access service (, then go to
  3. You can also access BuildingGreen on our Databases by Title page under B


Aug 15 2013

Belk Library hours for fall semester

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Monday through Thursday, the library is open to the public from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm each day.  The library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders each night from 9:00 pm to 7:30 am; please use the card swipe next to the library entrance Monday through Thursday night. 

On Friday, the library is open to the public 7:30 am until 5:00 pm; the library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The library closes to Phoenix card holders at 9 pm.

On Saturday, the library is open to the public from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm; the library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The library closes to Phoenix card holders at 9 pm.

On Sunday, the library is open to the public from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm.  The library can be accessed by Phoenix card holders Sunday night from 9 pm to 7:30 am.


Jul 10 2013

Library hosts genealogy workshops for faculty and staff

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genealogy-workshopLibrarians Randall Bowman and Jamane Yeager conducted three genealogy workshops this summer for Elon University faculty and staff.  The workshops were presented over a course of three weeks; about thirty participants attended and had a chance to ask questions about researching  their family history.

Two of the workshops were introductions to genealogical research.  Participants learned about what kind of documents to look for, and what sources to use.  Participants also had an introduction to Ancestry Library, the institutional version of  Using Ancestry, some attendees found documents related to their families right away.

The other session focused on more advanced genealogy.  Topics included DNA testing services that allow a person to learn about their genetic heritage, as well as to locate people who are related.  Other topics included constructing family trees and sources for researching military and immigration records. 


Jun 25 2013

Summer 2013 in Belk Library

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Belk Library is busy this summer. Our biggest project is related to the Writing Excellence Initiative. To create room for expanded writing, research and technology collaboration, we are removing print reference books that are duplicated electronically as well as reference items that are no longer relevant to the teaching and scholarship of the University. The view when you walk in the front door will be quite different by the end of the summer. We’re excited about the changes and the new ways we will be able to use the space.


Reference Collection changes in process

The Archives and Special Collections staff is researching and organizing facts about Elon’s history to get ready for the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration. Stay tuned for exhibits, Facebook posts, tweets, and more.

Looking for something to read? Check out the Summer Reading display now through July 6. During the second half of the summer, we’ll highlight our audiobook collection.


Summer Reading display

Belk Library is open all summer, with a short break for the July 4th holiday. Our hours are posted at:

The Writing Center is also open this summer from June 4-July 2 and July 11-July 31. The Writing Center schedule is at:

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