Access to the library building is currently restricted to Barton faculty, staff, and students due to COVID-19.
In most cases, Hackney Library’s Special Collections may be used between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, by appointment.
To make an appointment, call 252-399-6502, and ask to speak to a librarian. Please schedule your visit with at least 24-hours notice.
These important and distinguished collections combine rare printed volumes, manuscripts, correspondence and personal papers, as well as sound and visual materials documenting Barton College, eastern North Carolina and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The North Carolina Collection also houses the Hackney Brothers Body Company Collection. Materials from Special Collections are used in exhibitions and classroom teaching, providing a great depth and richness to Hackney Library’s ongoing teaching mission.