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Outside Academics: Exploring the Library for Fun & Personal Enrichment

Listed here are public library resources that can extend your access to books, movies and films, and databases beyond Butler's academic collections.

INSPIRE Databases

Funded by the State of Indiana, this is a large grouping of free databases.  Examples of what is provided:

  • Rosetta Stone - Learn a Foreign Language
  • Consumer Reports
  • Standardized testing preparation for College and Graduate Programs
  • Digitized historic newspapers throughout the State of Indiana
  • Genealogy Records


Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937

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