Friends support the University Libraries through their donations of books, DVDs, journals, manuscripts, archival collections, and other materials that provide educational, instructional, and research resources for the students and faculty of Ball State University. In addition, many of the manuscript, photographic, and archival materials are digitized and made available to researchers globally through the University Libraries' Digital Media Repository.

To donate books, DVDs, music CDs, videos or other material, contact John Straw, Executive Secretary of the Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library, at JStraw@bsu.edu or call 765-285-5078.