Come Take a Picture with the #IrwinSnowman!

By , December 3, 2014 9:38 am

We have a special seasonal addition to the Irwin Library and we’d love to see your photos with him! Tweet your picture and tag it with #IrwinSnowman and we’ll retweet your picture!

Snowman Collage


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Pardon our Dust!

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By , November 24, 2014 9:54 am

Pardon our noise! We’re busy installing new carpeting in our front quad in the Irwin Library! This also means that our microfilm will be unavailable until Dec 1st to allow our movers and carpet installers the room they need to work. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but trust it will be worthwhile once you see the new space!



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Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21-30

By , November 20, 2014 9:03 am

Butler University Libraries will be open for the following hours over Thanksgiving Break. Please visit the library website to view our regular hours and our hours over finals week. You can also follow us onFacebook and Twitter for all the latest news and announcements.  *UPDATE* Library hours on Wed, Nov 23rd have been adjusted due to the recent announcement that the university will be closing at noon.

Thanksgiving Break Hours
Irwin Science
November 21 (Fri.) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 22 (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 23 (Sun.) CLOSED CLOSED
November 24-25 (Mon. – Tues.) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 26 (Wed.) 8 a.m. – Noon 8 a.m. – Noon
November 27-29 (Thurs. – Sat.) CLOSED CLOSED
November 30 (Sun.) 2 p.m. – 1 a.m. 2 p.m. – Midnight


Get Your Indy Public Library Card!

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By , November 17, 2014 9:36 am

As a Butler University student, staff, or faculty member you are eligible for an Indianapolis Public Library card! You can get yours on Wednesday, Nov 19th from 8:30am – 1pm in the Holcomb Building Lobby!  Just bring your Butler ID!

Get your library card so you can take advantage of their great services such as:

  • A large fiction collection
  • A large music collection
  • The nearby College Ave branch
  • Streaming video
  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks
  • Databases different from those offered here at BU
  • A variety of classes and workshops




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Fall Family Fun at Irwin Library

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By , November 12, 2014 5:08 pm

With theCaptain America help of student volunteers and our awesome library staff, Irwin was able to have its first big trick-or-treat celebration. While we passed out candy to students and their visiting families, like several other spots on campus, we offered a few other activities and treats as well.

Because many siblings visiting for family weekend may not have packed along a costume, we provided several Halloween themed masks and offered face painting. Though our student volunteers had never face painted before, they gladly accepted the opportunity to flex their artistic muscles.

By 5:30, they were full out pros. Among the painted faces there was a pizza face, puppy, penguin, and a few other creative designs.

Though the event was advertised to students and their siblings, parents were accommodated at the Halloween festivities as well. Several families collected Halloween candy, used our coffee machine, and took refuge from the snow in our new soft spaces.

Events at Irwin are designed to show students that Irwin is an active part of the Butler community. Through events like the Halloween event and our bi-annual 24-hour study nights, students are given the opportunity to utilize their library in a totally different way. While Irwin is a place to study and do research, it is also a place in which fun, creativity, and collaboration are welcomed and celebrated.

–Akeira Jennings

Library Student Liaison

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