What is the ALI Reciprocal Borrowing Program?
The ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana) Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows Distance Education students to borrow materials directly from academic libraries located nearby. Contact BSU Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan Services to receive your ALI Borrower’s Card.
Interlibrary Loan Services: email@example.com or (765) 285-1323
Academic Libraries of Indiana’s Reciprocal Borrowing Program was established to promote, enhance and facilitate research, teaching and learning in Indiana academic institutions.
Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)
Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) was founded in 2003 as an organization representing all academic libraries in accredited non-profit institutions of higher education in the state of Indiana. Included among the 80+ ALI members are major research libraries, law and medical libraries, theological school libraries, and many undergraduate libraries located around the state.
How to use Reciprocal Borrowing:
Using the Reciprocal Borrowing Program, a Distance Education student, staff, or faculty member’s home library (in this case, Ball State University Libraries) authorizes a borrower to participate in the program by issuing a signed ALI Borrower’s Card. The card is good for up to one year, with the card expiring on June 30th.
ALI member libraries will require you to bring your photo ID with a current address and your ALI Borrower’s Card. They may or may not require your Ball State ID Card. Call the ALI participating library you plan to visit to see which IDs they require.
Which libraries participate in the ALI Reciprocal Borrowing Program?
A list of libraries participating in the program, along with their contact information, can be found at
More questions? Contact Interlibrary Loan Services
Phone: (765) 285-1323 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm)
(During other library open hours, your call will be forwarded to the Circulation Desk for assistance.)