Service is available for faculty, on and off-campus students, staff, and area educators:

  • Come to the Lower Level Service Desk of Belk Library or call 828-262-2790
  • In-depth, one-to-one consultations with an Education Librarian are available via the Research Advisory Program. We can meet with you face to face or online. Complete the RAP request form to request an appointment.

Instruction & Workshops

Class-specific instruction (face-to-face and online) and workshops:

  • Education Librarians are available to meet with your class face to face or online. We can work with you and tailor our instruction to your class assignments and the students’ research needs. Instruction Request Form
  • Themed workshops can also be provided, including exploring K–12 STEAM and STEM resources, selecting and evaluating resources for diverse populations, Zotero and more.

Video Tutorials

Watch our video tutorials for step-by-step instructions on:

  • Finding IMC Materials
  • Something About the Author
  • Gale Literary Sources
  • Mackin Via and OverDrive E-books


  • Teachers employed in North Carolina public school districts.


  • You may borrow physical library materials and use the Makerspace
  • The loan period is 30 days. There is a limit of 15 items on a teacher borrower card at one time.
  • Current, state-adopted textbooks are non-circulating.

To apply:

  • Bring your official teacher ID to the Lower Level Service Desk in Belk Library or to the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor.
  • A card will be issued for one year. There is no cost for the card.

IMC faculty and staff primarily serve teachers that are members of the Public School Partnership. Teachers within the Public School Partnership service region may request professional development workshops and resources.

There is limited free parking Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm in the Howard Street Parking lot behind the Student Union.

After 7pm on weekdays, and all day on weekends, visitors may park in any available space of the Library parking deck, unless otherwise posted. (Exceptions are on football game days and during other special events.)

To obtain a free one-day pass:

  • Bring your Teacher Borrower Card with you.
  • Park in a free 30-minute space in the Howard Street Parking lot behind the Student Union.
  • Go to the Library Services Desk (1st floor) or to the Lower Level Service Desk to receive the pass.
  • The pass must be displayed on the dash of your vehicle.
  • See additional information regarding parking.

The IMC has a collection of currently adopted NC textbooks as well as selected volumes from the previous adoption. Current textbooks must be used in-house due to high demand while textbooks included in the past adoption circulate on a three-week checkout. See the subject guide and call number information for currently adopted textbooks.

The Makerspace houses almost 1,000 Ellison Diecuts, including seven different letter options (including American Sign Language) and diecuts for every subject/occasion. Among the many popular sub-collections of the die-cuts are alphabet and American sign language letters, geometric and nature shapes, animals, and musical instruments and notes.

The Makerspace also has laminating machines, a comb binder, 3D printers, laser cutters and more.

Eligible users include:

  • Appalachian State Students, Faculty and Staff
  • Teachers employed in North Carolina public school districts
    Present your Teacher Borrower card and your official school ID

Visit the IMC & Makerspace Libguide, STEM and STEAM Resources Libguide, and the IMC Pinterest board to find resources for physical and digital creation.

**Printing services are offered on a limited basis for education majors and public school teachers. Please see the service desk in the IMC for assistance.

IMC Materials are available to be mailed to faculty at the App State Lab Schools at Middle Fork and Elkin Elementary. Please note that kits, games, and other large items cannot be mailed.