We are open Monday-Thursday and welcome visitors (please refer to the main Special Collections web page for hours). Our staff is available during open hours to assist you with your research on materials in Special Collections or University Archives. Please contact us to arrange an appointment for research during other hours. We also offer reference services by email and telephone. We welcome your questions and look forward to hearing from you.

For general reference questions not specifically related to Special Collections or University Archives, please refer to the Ramsey Library “Ask a Librarian” service.

Please note that requests for photographs or scans are available for a reasonable fee as described in our Policies for Use, Reproduction, & Publication of Materials in Special Collections.

Genealogy questions should relate directly to our holdings. Try searching the family name in the search box at the top of this page before coming to see us. This may save you a frustrating trip. We are unable to complete extensive research regarding genealogy and your inquiry may be better answered by the  OLD BUNCOMBE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY or the Asheville Buncombe County Library System.

Contact information: Gene Hyde, Head of Special Collections:

Special Collections and University Archives
D. Hiden Ramsey Library
University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8504
(828) 251-6645