Collections

The Architecture Library features collection and service to advance research in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, interior design, construction management, historic preservation, and urban design. The Visual Resources Collection includes the Architecture Images Collection and the Building Material Samples Collection of innovative and sustainable materials.

The Architecture Library is located in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning in AB116. The Visual Resources Collection is right next door in AB117.

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The Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections preserves and provides access to over 1.5 million rare and unique archival materials of enduring research value.

Our collections are accessible to all researchers and the general public.

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The Ball State University Libraries' Drawings and Documents Archive is a unique resource dedicated to preserving the history of Indiana's built environment.

Our collections contain over 130,000 original architectural drawings, landscape plans, blueprints, photographs, models, and building remnants that tell the stories of Indiana’s buildings, sites, and structures.

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The Educational Technology and Resources Collection offers a wide-ranging mix of collections and services.

Visit us to check out youth books, DVDs, digital equipment, and materials for teaching and learning in a K-12 setting.

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The General Collection has books on a wide variety of subjects that support the Ball State curriculum. This is the largest book collection in the Libraries and located throughout Bracken Library’s second, third, and fourth floors. It is arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system. Book Locations and Floorplans are available online and posted on all floors to help you navigate the collection.

Use OneSearch to find items in this collection. Expert research assistance is available via Ask A Librarian or at the Reference/Information counter in the Bracken Library lobby. General assistance in locating books is available at the main Circulation/Reserves counter in the Bracken Library lobby.

The GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) offers a substantial collection of cartographic resources, GIS software, consultative services to advance GIS research, expert mapping assistance, and cartographic reference services using a wide-ranging collection of geospatial materials.

The GRMC also provides customized cartographic instructional sessions, a large GIS research area, and a growing collection of digital resources.

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The Health Library (HL) provides access to collections and services supporting research in the health professions and sciences including counseling, counseling psychology, social psychology, kinesiology, nutrition and health science, social work, speech pathology and audiology.
 

The Health Library is located on first floor of the Health Professions Building, HB101.

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The Music Collection provides access to thousands of books, scores, compact discs and other resources in addition to services and research assistance in music-related subject in all genres.

The Music Collection is located in the Lower Level of Bracken Library (LLWest).

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The Reference Collection and Government Publications provides access to comprehensive and specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other research resources.

University Libraries is also part of the Federal Depository Library and Indiana State Depository System that includes the wealth of information created by U.S. government and Indiana state agencies.

The Reference Collection and Government Publications is located on 1West in Bracken Library.

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The Science Library (SL) provides access to collections and services supporting research in the sciences  including biology, chemistry, environment, geology, natural resources, physics and astronomy, physiology.

The Science Library is located on the lower level of the Cooper Science Complex, CN016.

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