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Virtual Cultural Credit Events Available

The Library is offering three online cultural credit events on BlackBoard for all undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in any of the summer sessions.  Each event is a 33-minute video on a Stetson University history topic found under the “duPont-Ball Library” organization course.  After listening to one of the videos, take the 10-question online quiz.  The library staff will report the cultural credit completion to the Registrar for all students who score 70% or higher on the quiz.  Now available:  The John B. Stetson Family Legacy; An Idea Likely Too Big; and The Stetson Presidents.

R. Neil Scott Research Prize

The duPont-Ball Library is pleased to announce Austin Hill is the 2020 recipient of the R. Neil Scott Research Prize for his paper, “A Shift Away from Turfgrass Dominated Landscapes Will Improve Bee Health.”  The paper was written for Dr. Sarah Cramer’s FSEM course, The Secret Life of Bees. This prize is awarded to a 2019 first-year student who had the submitted paper that best shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. The Scott Prize gives preference to papers dealing with general themes of business or economics.  Congratulations, Austin!

Evans C. Johnson Research Prize

The duPont-Ball Library is pleased to announce Maria Gaglio is the 2020 recipient of the Evans C. Johnson Research Prize for her paper, “Accuracies and Inaccuracies: Analysis of the Portrayal of Schizophrenia in the Major Motion Picture, A Beautiful Mind.”  The paper was written for Dr. Laura Crysel’s FSEM course, Psychology of Popular Fiction. This prize is awarded to a 2019 first-year student who had the submitted paper that best shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. Congratulations, Maria!

Library Building to Close Monday, March 23, 8:00pm

Stetson Community:

The university continues to follow the guidance coming from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health. On Friday, the university made changes to food services following the governor’s order to end in-house food service. As a result, students are now limited to take-out and pick-up services. Following recent restrictions on libraries throughout Florida, for the health and safety of our community, the duPont-Ball Library will be moving to virtual services effective Monday, March 23, at 8:00 pm.  The Library doors will close as of today, at 8 p.m., Monday, March 23. This is a difficult decision for us and we look forward to the day when we open our doors to you again.

We plan to continue to support students, faculty and staff by offering library services:

Ask A Librarian Virtual Information & Research Assistance:

Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 2 pm -8 pm

Updated 3/30/2020
Request Physical Items:
Locate the item in OneSearch and use the Request Item – Place Hold button. (OneSearch Tab)

See instructions for requesting items.

Starting March 30, the library will send items through campus mail or ship items to your home address.

Updated 3/30/2020
Equipment Pickup – by appointment only
Use this form to request  technology/equipment – laptops, cameras, voice recorders, tripods, etc.

Equipment Pickup at Library Front Doors:
Sunday-Friday: 2 pm to 5 pm

Questions about holds, renewals, borrowing, returning items:

Interlibrary Loan Questions:

If you need help with Archives and Special Collections:

The 24/7 Computer Lab (Room 15 L) on the Library Ground Floor is open to users but requires card swipe to enter.

Win a 3D printer at Maker Faire

Innovation takes on many forms. Discover what ideas/capabilities are coming to light.

Maker Faire Orlando 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 10am to 7pm and on Sunday, October 22 from 10am to 5pm. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, featuring exhibits in 3 air-conditioned exhibit halls and in the green spaces between the expo halls. All parking is on-site, and is free. A variety of food choices are available from on-site food vendors.

Win a 3D Printer!

Presale ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing to win a Deltamaker 3D printer package valued at over $2500 from their sponsor, Deltamaker!


Get your tickets now!

In less than two weeks explore exhibits that present the latest breakthroughs in science, art, robots, crafts, comics, technology, music and more!

Conversion Station

Have old media? Refresh your collection of memories or other older media by saving them into new formats.

Located in our Innovation Lab, Virtual Gaming, Room 112, we have the equipment to get your conversions going. All you need are CD/DVDs or a storage device to finish your conversion projects.

Most common media includes personal video recording devices, VHS tapes, old photos, negatives or the VHS/DVD component player included in the conversion station.

Guides for using this equipment are located at the workstation but are also available as an online tutorial on the workstation’s desktop. A tutorial can also be found here

Innovation Lab Workshops

Below is a survey intended to gain insight into what Innovation Lab workshops YOU want to do! It will help us set the time, day and frequency of the workshops we provide. Please take a moment to fill it out. Please use your Stetson e-mail!

We will send a response for those who are interested within two weeks with a link to sign up!

WebCams added!

Continually adding to our lineup of devices to help extend your abilities, we’ve added webcams that can be borrowed for 24 hours!

Have any chats, interviews, live documentation or other visual needs? Combine this device with any laptop to add visual functionality for communication, recording or picture taking.

The Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam has 1080p resolution and is USB 3.0/2.0 backward compatible to be used across many devices. Works with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS and Andriod.