Facts about Carol Grotnes Belk Library


  • Opened on January 31, 2000
  • Named for Carol Grotnes Belk, whose portrait is on the first floor near the main staircase
  • 75,000 square feet
  • 8-layer hurricane-proof roof
  • 350,000+ volumes
  • 51,700+ full-text online journals
  • 20,000+ CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes shelved in the stacks
  • Access to over 200 online databases
  • 102 networked computers in two computer labs and in the commons area
  • 26 group study rooms
  • Open 143 hours per week
  • 14 full-time Librarians

A $14,000,000 project
Builder: J.H. Allen
Architects: Shepley, Bulfinch,
Richardson, and Abbott

  • Archives & Special Collections include:
    Church History Collection
    Elon Authors Collection
    Johnson Signed Book Collection
    McLendon Civil War Collection
    Moncure Collection
    Williams-Honeycutt Rare Books
    William Sloan Bible Collection
 Belk Library archives and special collections reading room
  • Offices housed in Belk Library include:
    Event Support
    Media Services
    Teaching and Learning Technologies
    Tutoring Center
    Writing Center