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FYS: Sports and Culture; Poetry and Social Media (Reading): Home

A libguide for Dr. Reading's Sport and Culture; and Poetry and Social Media FYS courses.

Welcome to Butler Libraries!

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We are here to support you! 

It is the mission of the Butler University Libraries to actively support the educational goals of Butler University by providing facilities, services, resources, technology, and educational opportunities that facilitate access to information.

This LibGuide should introduce you to the many resources and services we offer Butler students, faculty, and staff. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to use the contact information listed on this page to reach out to us.

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Essential Resources & Services

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Get to Know WorldCat Discovery


WorldCat Discovery is our catalog, but it's more than just a search for books. It's multi-format - it will bring back articles, books, ebooks, media, and more. You'll see the items we have on our shelves or in our online collection. It's also multi-library - the materials we own typically come back first, but the search does include materials owned by other libraries and available to your via Interlibrary Loan or PALShare. You can search by topic, title, or author.

Find books, articles, media, and more at Butler and beyond

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Check out books, equipment, and other resources

Your Butler ID is your library card and it enables you to check out all sorts of materials. Learn more about our borrowing policies and equipment rental.

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Start with a LibGuide

Your Butler librarians have created LibGuides for nearly every major and several specific course sections. These Guides can direct you to recommended databases, books, and other types of resources, as well as giving you contact information for the librarian you can reach out to with questions. 

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Working Away from Campus? Not a Problem!

The large majority of our online resources are available to you no matter where you are if you access via the library website and use your Butler login and password. If you have any trouble, you can reach out to us by contacting our Information Commons desk or by filling out this form


Questions? We're Here to Help!

The Information Commons desk is staffed by Butler students who are trained in both research and academic technology. They are happy to assist you in person at Irwin Library or via live chat, email, or phone. All of the contact information for Information Commons and the live chat box is available here.

Similarly, the librarians are at your service. You are welcome to email questions or request a 1:1 consultation with the subject librarian who specializes in that area. 

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Looking for a place to study? Check out our spaces!

Both Irwin and Science Library provide a variety of spaces perfect for group work or focused individual study. Learn more about our spaces!

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Information Commons
Call: 317-940-9227
Text: 317-758-3551
Or stop by Irwin Library: we are located at the Information Commons desk on the first floor and in the Center for Academic Technology offices on the third floor.

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Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937
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