Visitors to Bracken Library may access CardCat, the online catalog, free of charge from dedicated workstations throughout the library. If you are over the age of 14, you may acquire a guest pass for full access to library computers for one day, including databases, available software, and Internet connections through the purchase of one Computer Access token card ($1.00). Visitors of any age who wish to use electronic federal depository material should consult the Government Publications page.

If you have any of the following affiliations, you are exempt from the $1.00 charge:

  • Ball State University emeriti faculty with valid emeritus card.
  • Ball State University alumni with valid Ball State University Alumni card.
  • Faculty/student from any other university or college (including Ivy Tech) with current valid identification from your home institution.
  • Indiana State employee with current valid State employee identification.
  • Current military personnel with valid identification.
Visitors may print up to 20 exposures per guest account.  Additional exposures are available for a nominal fee through the purchase of an additional guest account, or by routing print jobs to a printer/copier capable of accepting coins or a copy card. Inquire at any service point for additional information.