All posts by Chris Johnson

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Starting September 7th, the library will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing items in our collection from a wide range of Hispanic voices in books and DVDs . All items on display are available for check out. View our display digitally at

The duPont-Ball Library is proud to support the university’s Cultural Observances Initiative by creating this display.

Library Wi-Fi Update July 19, 2023

The networking team in I.T. is actively working to upgrade the Wi-Fi in the library building this summer. There are several steps to getting this done correctly.

During the spring semester, a third-party company completed a wireless survey. They evaluated the Wi-Fi and provided recommendations for changes needed to improve the end-user Wi-Fi experience in the library.

This week, I.T. got a quote for running cat6 network cable to all areas requiring the installation of new wireless access points (APs).

Next, an electrical contractor will provide a quote for the cost to install conduit in all areas where there is no drop-ceiling requiring network cables to be run in those places. After reviewing the quotes and getting approval, I.T. will schedule dates for contractors to perform the work.

After the contractors’ work is completed, Stetson I.T. will program and install new APs and upgrade the existing older APs that are currently running in the library, following the recommendations from the wireless survey. Once the new APs are installed and working, I.T. will work to refine AP functionality to provide the best wireless experience possible at the library.

Be assured that, though there are many steps to getting this done properly, Stetson I.T. is working to get the Wi-Fi improved before the fall semester begins.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Library Closed for Inventory, 7/24 – 7/28

The duPont-Ball Library will be closed for inventory from Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28. During that time, library personnel will be working on special projects in the building.

If you need research help during that week, email [email protected]. If you need assistance with archives, email [email protected]. If you need to pick up items on hold in the library, email staff at the Information Desk at [email protected]. Computers and a printer are available in Room 15L, in the 24/7 area (access with your Stetson ID).

The library will resume Intersession Hours on Saturday, July 29. Intersession hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, closed. See all library hours at the Calendar & Hours page.