Facilities & Technology

Library Computers


The Irwin and Science Libraries have networked lab workstations, wireless access, and wireless laptops for checkout. View our Computer Use Policy.

Rich Media / Multimedia Stations


In the Information Commons in Irwin Library is an iMac that specializes in multimedia (rich media). It has Panopto, extra RAM, a multi-format memory card reader, and all the usual iMac media functionality -- built-in microphone and webcam, the iLife suite (including iMovie, GarageBand, etc.).

Additionally, there is a PC station that specializes in multimedia. This station also has a multi-format memory card reader as well as an attached scanner.

Services to Patrons with Disabilities


The Butler University Libraries are committed to providing equal access for patrons with disabilities. Our services include:

  • Designated parking spaces for patrons with mobility impairment
  • Accessible entrance, public telephones, and restrooms
  • Elevator access to all levels
  • Library orientation (for a scheduled appointment, contact the Irwin Library at 940-9549 or the Science Library at 940-9401)
  • Student Disability Services room (Room 206) is available to Butler students who are registered with Student Disability Services.
  • Renewals via e-mail, telephone, or via the My Library Card

Study, Seminar Rooms, and Carrels


Group & Individual Study Rooms and Study Carrels

The Irwin library has group and individual study rooms and numerous enclosed study carrels available for use by current Butler University students and faculty. Open study rooms available upon a first come, first serve basis include rooms 003, 028, 230, 238, 316 and 318.  

Four study rooms (026, 215, 216, 226 and 306) can be reserved in advance by Butler students for both group and individual study.  These rooms can be reserved online or at the Information Commons Desk. To reserve a room online, please use the following link: You must register as a new user the first time you use the system. Please use your Butler email address and create a password. Reservations are available in one hour increments with a limit of 4 hours per person, per day; reservations longer than 4 hours will be canceled by Library Staff. If a room is not reserved at least two hours in advance, we cannot guarantee its availability. Any rooms not checked out within 15 minutes of the reservation time are subject to cancellation at the library's discretion. 

If the rooms are all reserved and you need a study space, please contact the Information Commons Desk (940-9227). Staff may be able to locate additional study space in the library. 

Seminar Rooms

Two rooms in Irwin Library -- the Great Books Room and the Room 007 -- are available for classes, seminars, or academic meetings. Butler faculty please contact Registration & Records if you would like to schedule either room for your class. For use other than classes, please request the space via the Calendar and Event Scheduling area of

Audio-Visual Facilities


Irwin Library provides a Listening/Viewing Area in the basement of Irwin Library with equipment for individuals using our audio-visual collections. The room includes televisions, a DVD player (incl. Region 2), VCRs (incl. Region 2), a CD player, a cassette player, and a record player. Headsets can be checked out at the Information Services Desk.

Microfilm Reading and Photocopying


Microfilm/fiche reading and photocopying facilities are available at both Irwin and Science libraries. Butler University faculty and staff can use their copy center account to charge microfilm printing.

Photocopies are also $0.20 per page. Butler University faculty and staff can use their copy center account codes to charge copies.

Lost & Found


The library is not responsible for unattended personal items.

Irwin Library

The lost & found for the Irwin Library is located at the Information Commons desk on the main floor. You can inquire about items at the desk, by phone (317-940-9227), or by email (

Valuables with personal information (e.g., wallets, ID's, credit cards) are kept in a secure location. If possible, the Access Services Department will attempt to contact the owner via phone or e-mail.

Non-valuable items (clothing, umbrellas, etc.) are donated to Goodwill at the end of each semester.

Non-valuable paper items (notebooks, photocopies, calendars, etc.) are recycled at the end of each semester.

Science Library

The lost & found is located at the circulation desk in the Science Library. You can inquire about items by calling (317-940-9401) or stopping by.

Valuables with personal information are kept in a secure location. If possible, the Circulation Department will attempt to contact the owner via phone or e-mail.

Items found will be kept until the end of the year. At that time they will be donated or recycled.




Last updated December 14, 2014.