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Using the Library: Students

Resource Keys

Use your:

  • RockyCard to check out books!
  • Email password to log into databases!

Library Services for Students


With your RockyCard you can borrow books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, cameras, laptops, projectors and more.
See Technology Lending for more information >

Books can be checked out for 30 days and DVDs for 7 days. 

You have free access to books and other materials from libraries all over the United States through Interlibrary Loan and from our partner libraries at Appalachian State University & Western Carolina University through ABC Express.

Computing, Scanning & Printing

You have access to desktop PCs, laptops for in-house use, as well as high-end media editing workstations in the Media Design Lab. 

Our printers/copiers on the main floor have document scanning functions, and you can choose to send your files via email or save to a usb drive. For higher end scanning, visit the Media Design Lab.

Students begin each semester with a $10 printing credit. If you need to add funds to your print account, you can do so from 9 pm to 5 pm at the Student Accounts office on the lower level of Ramsey Library.

Research Help

Our research specialists are available to help you via email, chat, call, text, the Research & Technology Desk or research consultation appointment. No project too large, no question too small.

You may also want to explore our Subject Research Guides.

Instructional Technology & Digital Humanities Support

Assistance with web, photo or video editing is available at the Media Design Lab. The Video Production Studio, which includes cameras, sets and a green screen, as well as the Audio Recording Lab are also available for instructional and academic purposes.

Study Spaces 

The library offers a variety of group and individual study spaces. Find the right one for you >

Accessibility Resources

Ramsey Library is committed to providing physical access to materials and resources for all library users. UNC Asheville students, faculty, staff, and other users who require assistance in pulling materials from less accessible areas, or in using self-service equipment and services (copiers/scanners, media equipment, and computers, including those with assistive software) may request assistance from personnel at the following service desks: Circulation, Research & Technology, Interlibrary Loan, and Teaching & Learning with Technology Resources. Read more >

Please feel free to ask for assistance if you need it. All requests are strictly confidential.

Online Resource Access

You have on- and off-campus online access to millions of scholarly articles, ebooks, streaming content and more. Log in using your university email credentials.

Special Collections

Our library houses a large collection of archival materials related to local, regional and university history. Many have been digitized and Special Collections staff are happy to work with you to incorporate primary source and archival research into your projects. Visit Special Collections & University Archives >


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