Ball State University Libraries’ Mission
The mission of the University Libraries is to play a pivotal role in the academic life of the university by serving our students, faculty, and community as a destination for research, learning, and friends.
The University Libraries’ information services, collections, and personnel offer our user community access to rich collections of digital and print resources. We are committed to providing the best and most current technology for discovery, investigation, comprehension, and exploration. Our expert librarians help students achieve their academic success plans and collaborate with faculty to meet their instructional objectives and learning outcomes.
As processes for research and learning evolve and advance within higher education for our students and faculty, the University Libraries remain at the forefront of meeting today’s information and technology needs while preparing for tomorrow’s new opportunities and challenges.
Over the past several years, our librarians have been in the process of transforming the University Libraries to a primarily digital environment to serve our students, faculty, and researchers of the twenty-first century at their point of need.
Our librarians and staff are enthusiastic and optimistic about what the future holds for our students and faculty. We hope all members of our user community will join us on our exhilarating journey and visit us to experience today’s and tomorrow’s Ball State University Libraries.
Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of the University Libraries