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Science Library

Branch library in CN16

Full-service Circulation Point

The Science Library provides access to a full-service circulation point: return and renew most library materials from any University Libraries location, pick up books on hold and recalled books, receive guest accounts, and find out account information.  See University Libraries' Borrowing FAQ page for more information on borrowing privileges, fine and cost policies, etc.

Public computer stations & wireless access

The Science Library has 15 public computer stations and 2 color flatbed scanners for academic research, word processing, creation of spreadsheets and multimedia presentations, statistical analysis, and other academic pursuits.  Use the Software Locator to find out if University Libraries has an application you need and from which computer stations it is available. A wireless network node in the Science Library allows access to the internet by any Z39.50 protocol compliant wireless device. Users need to have a Ball State username and password to access the internet. Guest accounts cannot be used in the Science Library and can only be obtained in Bracken Library.

Course reserves

Materials needed for specific courses may be placed on reserve in the Science Library in both print and electronic formats. Materials owned by either faculty or the libraries may be placed on reserve following copyright law. More information on course reserves can be found on the Course Reserves web page.

Electronic Journals

Access online articles from hundreds of electronic journal titles via the Science Databases on the University Libraries's main page or through individual periodical title records in OneSearch.

Photocopier/Scanner/Color Printer

The self-service photocopier accepts cash ($0.10 per copy) from nickels to $5 bills and copy cards ($0.06 per copy). Copy cards preloaded with $0.60 may be purchased at Bracken Library, the Architecture Library, and the Science Library from the Science Librarian. The Science Library is not able to provide change.

Materials can be scanned at no cost but a flash drive or SD card is required.

PDFs may also be printed from flash drives or SD cards but it costs $0.25 per page with or without a copy card.

Quiet Study Area

The Science Library has seating for over 40 people at study tables, individual study carrels, and soft, upholstered chairs in a quiet setting free from distractions. Maximum occupancy is 71 people.