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Welcome to Don C. Locke Library

In response to the COVID-19 medical emergency, as of Monday, March 23, 2020, Locke Library staff will be working remotely off-campus. Locke Library will be closed to the public and to A-B Tech faculty, staff and students until further notice. Please keep materials that you have checked out from the library until we reopen. Fines accrued during the time the library is closed will be waived. If you have questions or concerns, please use the Ask-a-Librarian link on this page. Thanks.

Get live reference help here after 5 pm, Monday-Friday via ChatStaff

For information about the Coronavirus pandemic from local, national, and international sources, check Locke Library's LibGuide here





We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of A-B Tech this academic year - 2019-2020 - and will be featuring highlights and photos each month from the College’s history as part of the celebration. This month's focus is on our very beginning. Read all about it here:

Happy 60th Anniversary, A-B Tech


Check out A-B Tech's Digital Archive Yearbooks here, compliments of DigitalNC, a joint project of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library, and the NC Digital Heritage Center.



To find instructions on accessing these and other resources, visit Off-campus access to NCLIVE and other subscription databases



During Semester Breaks, Holidays, and other occurrences, Don C. Locke Library follows the A-B Tech campus operation schedule.

Spring Semester 2020
Don C. Locke Library Hours

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, CLOSED

Library Phone: 828-398-7301




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