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Update: Library materials by mail

During the Pandemic lockdown and throughout the past year, the library shipped library materials to any Stetson student, faculty or staff member who requested the service. With more Stetson personnel returning to campus this summer the library will return to our pre-pandemic materials by mail policy. Materials will be shipped by request to students taking online classes and to faculty who are teaching online classes. Students and faculty who live locally may also visit the library building to borrow and return materials.

 Library users may place items on hold using OneSearch and library personnel will gather items to be picked up at the front desk. Today’s library hours are posted on the library homepage and upcoming hours are listed here.

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Hours for Spring Semester

Jan.13, Wednesday – Regular library hours begin

Monday-Thursday:  9 am – 8 pm
Friday:  9 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  11 am – 6 pm
Sunday:  11 am – 8 pm

Building capacity is limited to 50.

Effective Jan. 11 to Jan. 29: You must have your green wristband or show your Gateway Testing email to enter the building.

See Calendar & Hours page for more information –



Library Hours for Intersession

The library will be operating on Intersession Hours starting Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Intersession Hours
Nov. 25, Wednesday:  9 am – 5 pm

Nov. 26, Thursday to Nov. 29, Sunday:  CLOSED

Nov. 30, Monday to Dec. 13, Sunday

Monday-Friday:  9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday:  CLOSED

Dec. 14, Monday to Jan. 12, Tuesday:  CLOSED

Virtual Services available:

Jan. 13, Wednesday – Regular COVID hours begin

Monday-Thursday:  9 am – 8 pm
Friday:  9 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  11 am – 6 pm
Sunday:  11 am – 8 pm

Need to return items? Information about returning items in person, in the book return, or by mail.

Revised building hours starting Monday, Aug. 24

Due to COVID-19 accommodation and adjustment staffing shortages, the library building hours will be reduced starting Monday, August 24, 2020:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

The 24/7 computer lab with printer on the north side, ground floor level of the library is available to students using the card-swipe entrance from the Nemec Courtyard.

Our Ask-a-Librarian service hours are not affected by this change and librarians are available to assist you remotely:

Remember that a large part of our collections are available 24/7 online:

For additional study spaces, please see Where to Hang Out on Campus:


April 3, 2020 Update

In response to the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Executive Order, the duPont-Ball Library has
adjusted our services to include the following:

  • Ask A Librarian Virtual Information & Research Assistance:
    [email protected]
    Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
    Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
    Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
    Sunday: 2 pm – 8 pm

  • Request Physical Items:
    Locate the item in OneSearch and use the Request Item – Place Hold button. (OneSearch Tab)
    Items will be sent to your campus mailbox or home address.

  • Request Equipment Checkout – pick-up by appointment only:
    [email protected] or

  • Interlibrary Loan Questions:
    [email protected]

    Please note: As other libraries across the country curtail services, it is becoming increasingly difficult to borrow physical materials (e.g., books and scores). While you may still request these materials, expect to have long waits or unfilled requests. Feel free to email [email protected] to see if there are alternative formats for your material.

  • Archives and Special Collections Inquiries:
    [email protected]

  • The 24/7 Computer Lab (Room 15 L) on the Library Ground Floor is Open:
    Use card swipe to enter.

  • The Writing Center has moved to online instruction only:

We appreciate your understanding as we do everything we can to provide academic support while protecting the health and safety of all members of the Stetson community.

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Free Resources & Research Help

Free Resources.
Staff at the duPont-Ball Library have compiled links to free library resources made available during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Many of our publisher and vendor partners have opened their electronic collections to students and faculty during this time.

See Free Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak.

Get Research Help.
Need to find peer-reviewed articles for your research project? Question about citing sources ?Not sure how to connect to a resource or database from off-campus?

Librarians are available help you find and evaluate information, cite your sources, and more.

Email [email protected] or fill out this form to get started. 

Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 2 pm to 8 pm

Request items, Library materials by mail, Renew items

Updated 4-3-2020

Request Items 
Locate items in OneSearch,  use the Place Hold – Request Item button to make a request. The library will email you when the item is ready.  Beginning on March 30, the library will send items through campus mail or ship items to your home address.

See instructions for requesting items

Email [email protected] for research assistance in locating items to request.

Equipment Pickup – by appointment only
Use this form to request  technology/equipment – laptops, cameras, voice recorders, tripods, etc. On the form, list a date and time that you would like to pick up the item at the front door of the library. Library staff will contact you to confirm the time. 

Library Materials by Mail
The library will ship library owned materials to the home address of students who have moved home.  Use this form to request materials.

Renew Items
As always, the library does not charge overdue fines for borrowed items kept after the due date but does bill for the replacement cost of items that are long overdue. Students may renew borrowed items through their online library account (see instructions) or by emailing [email protected].

The library will be more flexible with the number of renewals student can request and understands that some students may need to keep materials until they return to campus in the fall.

Students may return items through the mail. Media Mail, through the U.S. Postal Service, is a cost-effective way to ship books, DVDs, scores, etc. back to the library. Use this mailing address:

Circulation Department, Unit 8418
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand FL 32723