First-edition of Walden resides at Belk Library

Pam Richter – Class of 2011
Feb. 19, 2010

Tucked away in a corner on the second floor of Belk Library, the Archives & Special Collections is home to many treasures. But for any literature buff, one of the most interesting pieces of the collection may be the first edition of one of the greatest American novels.

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Belk Library turns 10!

Katie Nash
Feb. 2, 2010

Belk Library, January 2000. Photo courtesy of Belk Library Archives.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Carol Grotnes Belk Library took place on March 11, 1998 and the 75,000 square-foot facility opened on January 31, 2000—making 2010 the 10 year anniversary of the building.  With 158 computers, lots of comfy couches and chairs, and study rooms—Belk Library is almost always full of students and people from various departments on campus.

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