Irwin Library Open Today (March 21)

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By , March 21, 2014 9:09 am

Irwin Library is open regular hours (7:30 am – 6 pm)  today, Friday March 21.  Butler University’s campus announcement system has been experiencing technical difficulties and as a result, a previous closing announcement has been showing up in the daily events listing.  But never fear, we are here and ready to help with your research and study needs.


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Check out poetry by D. Nurske

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By , March 19, 2014 10:28 am

Check out a book of poetry by D. Nurkse,nurske2 who will speak at Butler University next week as part of the spring 2014 Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.


Nurske’s books are featured in the browsing area on the main floor of Irwin Library. While browsing, try a latte or cappuccino from our new coffee vending machine!

D. Nurske’s reading will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Robertson Hall Johnson Board Room. Admission is free and open to the public without tickets.


Something’s Brewing in the Irwin Library…

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By , March 16, 2014 1:04 pm

We are very excited to announce that our coffee machine is up and running!  If you need an extra caffeine boost while studying or between classes, you can now get a pick-me-up just off our atrium! While the Library hopes to have a more official ribbon cutting ceremony for our new java dispenser, we wanted to get the word out immediately that your coffee needs can be met in Irwin!

coffee machine

Freshly ground beans!  Yum!  This high tech Latte Lounge offers:

Regular Coffee ………………  $1.50
Decaf Coffee …………………. $1.50
Hot Chocolate ………………. $1.00
Hot Chocolate w/ Milk ….. $1.25
Cafe Mocha ………………….. $2.00
Cappuccino/Latte …………. $2.50
Mocaccino ……………………. $2.50
Steamer ……………………….. $1.00

Flavor Shot $0.25 + cost of drink choice


Spring Break Hours

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By , March 5, 2014 8:36 am

spring break

With this arctic weather we’ve been having here in Indianapolis recently, we certainly hope that many of you have plan to go someplace warm and relaxing for Spring Break!  For any of you who are staying here on campus, we will be right here with you at the libraries!  Our hours over break are:

Irwin Library

March 7 (Fri.) – 7:30 am – 5pm
March 8 – 9 (Sat. – Sun.) – CLOSED
March 10 – 14 (Mon. – Fri.) – 8am – 5pm
March 15 (Sat.) – CLOSED
March 16 (Sun.) – 1pm – 1am

Science Library

March 7 (Fri.) – 8 am – 5pm
March 8 – 9 (Sat. – Sun.) – CLOSED
March 10 – 14 (Mon. – Fri.) – 8am – 5pm
March 15 (Sat.) – CLOSED
March 16 (Sun.) – 1pm – Midnight

Irwin Library 50th Anniversary Art Contest Winners!

By , March 2, 2014 3:18 pm

Come to the Irwin Library and check out the entrants and winners of the Irwin Library 50th Anniversary Art Contest!  Student and staff members were asked to create works relating to Irwin Library, experiences in the Irwin Library, or relating to library resources (including books, computers, magazines, etc.) or using such materials to create a work of art.  The required medium was two and three-dimensional art, including altered books.  Photography was not accepted, as our previous contest was for photos only.

Thank you to all who participated!  We had many fine entries that made our judges’ task a very difficult one.  Winners were adjudicated on execution and expression of the contest theme.

The winners are:

1st Place – Mara Olson’s “Irwin, Window to Inspiration”

Mara Olson "Irwin, Window to Inspiration"

2nd Place – Abbigail Miles’s “Memory Book”


3rd Place – Rachel Hahn’s “Self-Portrait”


Judge’s Choice Award – Allie Deno’s “My Adventure Book”


Thank you again to everyone who entered!  The talent shown by the participants has been incredible, and we are certainly enjoying having all of this beautiful artwork on display here in our atrium!



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