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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.

Join the Virtual SF Book Club to Discuss HG Wells’ “The War of the Worlds”!

What: A virtual SF book club to discuss HG Wells’ seminal alien invasion classic The War of the Worlds, and possibly some of its many adaptations!

How: First, join the GroupMe. Then, because The War of the Worlds is in the public domain, you can read it for free at Project Gutenberg  – just click here! If you want to listen to Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio adaptation that may or may not have caused a nationwide panic, you can listen to that here on YouTube.

When: You can start reading the book right now! The virtual meeting will occur at 4 PM on Thursday, April 23rd.

Where: Well, we can’t exactly meet in the physical world at the moment. The online venue is still being decided, but in the mean time we can organize in the chat program GroupMe. Click here to join the group!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them by emailing Christopher Finkle at

Request items, Library materials by mail, Renew items

Updated 3-29-2020

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.  On March 30, the library will send items through campus mail or ship items to your home address. Beginning March 24, the library will be open from 1 pm and 5 pm  daily for pick ups and returns only. 

See instructions for requesting items.  Email 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 time between 2 pm and 5 pm 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

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

Join the YA Book Club for Cultural Credit and a Free Book! (4 Spots Left, Now Virtual)

Join the library’s YA Book Club this semester as we read Renegades by Marissa Meyer.  Contact Elizabeth Martino at to sign up.  We have four books left so sign up soon.  (We can mail the book to you if you are off campus.)  The YA Book club meeting will be held virtually on Friday, April 24th, at 2 pm.  Participation is limited to 15 people and a free book will be provided to participants.  This is a cultural credit event.

Library Research Contest!

Both Research Prizes are open to all students who completed a research paper as a first-year student during the last calendar year (spring, summer or fall semesters, 2019).

Complete details and entry information can be found on the Library Research Prize web site: The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.

The winner(s) will be recognized by the Library and listed in the Academic Honors Convocation program. Winning papers will be featured on the library’s website. Please contact Laura Kirkland (386-822-4027 or with any questions.

Innovation Lab Workshops – Cultural Credit Available!

Sign up for one of our Innovation Lab Workshops, where you can learn about how all the exciting tech in the Innovation Lab applies to your life and studies! Learn about 3D printing, 3D scanning, VR, and much more – plus, you can get Cultural Credit!

Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up early via LibCal. Click here to sign up!

UPDATE 3/16/20: In order to comply with social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for the rest of the semester.

(Note: only one cultural credit per student, so don’t sign up for more than one time. They’re all the same event.)