Category: Public Services

Libraries Closed for Semester Break and July 4th Weekend

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By , June 25, 2015 9:33 am

Butler University Libraries will be closed this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, due to the break between Summer I and Summer II sessions.

In addition, the Libraries will be closed Friday through Sunday, July 3–5, in observance of Independence Day.

For all the latest library news and announcements including upcoming breaks and holidays, visit the Libraries website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


New Bar Stools in Irwin

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By , December 10, 2014 10:11 am

Our new bar stools have arrived for our new study space in the front quad of Irwin Library! The bar has been wired with power so you can charge your devices with outlets under the bar top. Come check them out (and see how the space looks with the new carpet)!

New Bar Stools

New Bar Stools


bar stool collage

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Big Changes!

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By , July 9, 2014 11:04 am

If you come into the Irwin Library today, you’ll see some big changes in progress!  For the first time in 50 years our circulation desk is moving, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Starting this fall we will be doing a combined circulation/reference desk that will allow us to provide a higher level of service to all of our patrons. Highly trained students from our Information Commons program will be staffing this new combined desk, and referring more in depth reference questions to liaison librarians. This is based on models that more and more libraries around the nation are moving to that use student staffed service points and peer-to-peer mentoring. The old circulation area will become a new student study space. We are also adding new technology based collaborative work spaces for students and staff.

Here is our old circulation desk:

old circulation desk

Here is the empty space before the desk was moved (you may recognize this as the space where music reference was housed – if you are looking for this, it is now on the second floor with the rest of the music materials):

empty new space


And here is the desk in place, almost ready to go!

new desk


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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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MLK Holiday Hours

By , January 17, 2014 11:16 am

Butler University Libraries will observe modified hours this weekend, January 18-20. Please visit the library website for a full listing of regular hours including upcoming breaks and holidays. You can also find important announcements and helpful information by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

MLK Holiday Irwin Science
January 18 (Sat.) 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
January 19 (Sun.) Noon – 8:00 p.m. Noon – Midnight
January 20 (Mon.) Noon – 1:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-Midnight

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