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Library Resources for Off Site Users

Many research resources are available to Ball State students off campus:

For help with finding or using research resources, using Interlibrary Loan, or visiting other Academic Libraries of Indiana.

See also:

Reading Lists (course reserves)

Have University Libraries Books & Articles Delivered to You

University Libraries Interlibrary Loan will deliver books from the Architecture Library or Bracken Library and copies of articles from print journals to your home address or the CAP Indy Center. The library will ship the books to you for free, but you are responsible for the expense of shipping the books back to the library or dropping them off on campus.

To have items delivered to you:

  1. Search OneSearch for books.
  2. Login to the Ball State University Libraries' Interlibrary Loan system.
  3. If signing up for the first time, be sure to select "Distance Ed Grad" in the Status menu.

    If you're already signed up, you can check your status after logging in by going to Change User Information under Tools on the left side of the screen.

  4. Fill out a New Request for a book or article (see menu on left side of screen).

  5. If you would like the book shipped to the CAP Indy Center instead of your home address, specifiy this in the Note box.

If the book is checked out, you need to hold/recall the book and then have it sent to you via Interlibrary Loan (see below for instructions).

Use Other Academic Libraries of Indiana

Ball State students may also use other Indiana libraries in ALI, the Academic Libraries of Indiana, such as the IUPUI Library, to check out materials. To use an ALI library:

  1. Obtain an ALI Borrower's Card from Bracken Library.
  2. Take your ALI Borrower's Card, your Ball State ID, and a photo ID with current address when you visit participating ALI Libraries.

More information on ALI from the University Libraries.