Topic: University Libraries

October 11, 2021

Bracken Library Contemplation Space

Ball State’s University Libraries has established a non-sectarian Contemplation Space, in Bracken Library, that is designed for quiet personal contemplation, reflection, meditation, prayer, and relaxation. 

The space is available to visitors of Bracken Library during the library’s hours of operation. Furnished with cushions, mats, and a privacy screen, the space is meant to be a place where a person can step away from hectic schedules and time demands to rest the mind and renew focus. The Contemplation Space formally opened Sept. 29.

“Provision of this non-sectarian space is part of the University Libraries’ commitment to enriching Ball State’s campus culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity—which directly mirror many of our University’s enduring values,” said Matthew Shaw, dean of University Libraries.

There are a few guidelines regarding the use of this space. Anyone interested in spending time in the Contemplation Space may want to review these guidelines first. As a reminder, face masks are required to be worn while indoors on campus.