About the University Libraries
The Ball State University Libraries is fully reopened and working harder than ever to serve our students, faculty, and community in a safe environment. Services and access have been reimagined to reduce contact and spaces have been reconfigured to promote physical distancing. From an increase in virtual instruction and research consultations to safe handling of circulating print and physical collections, we are meeting learners and researchers wherever they are to provide transformative information resources and experiences.
Continuing our commitment to inclusive excellence, Bracken Library introduced new improvements this year to enhance the user experience including all-gender restrooms and a non-sectarian contemplation space for meditation, prayer, or quiet reflection. The Libraries is a place for everyone, and we appreciate your support as we continue welcoming our campus community to access and use our resources, spaces, technologies, and expertise to advance their learning journey.
How Your Donation Helps
In 2021, Ball State University Libraries will contribute funds raised on One Ball State Day to the ongoing development and implementation of scholarly resources and services, both online and in-person for Ball State University students.
The research and learning needs of modern-day undergraduate and graduate students are diverse and ever-evolving. In a world in which information is abundantly available in many forms and places, the academic library plays a pivotal role in students’ evaluation of scholarly resources, production of new knowledge, exploration of new technologies, engagement in collaborative problem solving, and focused and contemplative study.
Your contributions will allow Ball State University Libraries to continuously invest in student success by providing the access, materials, and assistance needed to accommodate these diverse needs.
Thank you for your support and consideration. Your contributions are an important part of our continued success!