University Libraries


About the University Libraries


Ball State University Libraries advances the university’s mission and supports its enduring values by creating transformative experiences for diverse communities of learners through excellent resources, expert research assistance, dedicated study and learning spaces, and innovative services and technologies for knowledge discovery and dissemination, lifelong learning, and community engagement.


How Your Donation Helps


A gift to the University Libraries is a gift to Ball State University as a whole. The Libraries’ collections, services, programs, and resources are used by students and faculty in every discipline, each in ways unique to their interests and academic needs.


This includes:

  • Access to international scholarly research through digital and print collections
  • Workshops and instruction sessions equipping students with research and information literacy skills to last a lifetime
  • Flexible facilities for classroom instruction, student group collaborative projects, presentation spaces, and quiet study
  • Digitization of archival documents making unique historical documents available to researchers everywhere
  • Contemporary technology and the latest software
  • Research consultations with expert library professionals
  • Exhibitions featuring local achievements, past and present
  • Loans of materials from libraries worldwide
  • Publication of BSU faculty and student research, providing free access to advance research efforts throughout the scholarly community
  • And much more!

Your gift may help a geoscience major access scholarly articles needed to complete their project, or a student teacher find curriculum resources for student-teaching lesson plans; a future architect to research historical blueprints or sample the latest in sustainable building materials, or a faculty member to complete groundbreaking research. The possibilities are practically endless.



By giving to the Libraries, you are investing directly in student and faculty success. The value provided by the Libraries impacts student learning and positive academic outcomes, and our partnerships with faculty across campus support relevant classroom teaching and production of quality research. As a rapidly-evolving academic library system committed to exceeding the expectations of our students and faculty, we aim to provide the most up-to-date resources possible to meet the changing needs of today’s Ball State community. And, with your support, we can do just that!


Your donation will help the Libraries advance meaningful research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at Ball State University and beyond. Thank you for being an important part of our continued success!

Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies