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Irwin Library

The Irwin Library opened for service on Sept. 9, 1963. It was dedicated in memory of William G. Irwin, a longtime benefactor of Butler University and member of the Board of Trustees. The building was designed by world-famous architect Minoru Yamasaki in a unique blending of Middle Eastern, Classical Greek, Italian Gothic and Japanese influences. Slender columns of pre-cast concrete, an expanse of arched windows, an atrium open to all three stories set off by cylindrical chandeliers and a skylight above, and a fountain and pool on the main level create a unique study environment.  Library Home

Ruth Lilly Science Library

The Ruth Lilly Science Library is located in the heart of the Butler University science complex, on the second and third floors of the Holcomb Building. Comfortable furnishings and a skylight on the third floor create a pleasant and quiet atmosphere for research and study. The Science Library can seat approximately 100 users, provides access to desktop PCs, offers laptops for checkout, and supports wireless access.

In addition to printed materials, the library maintains extensive DVD/videocassette collections and provides online access to numerous science and technology databases. The library and its services are available to the entire Butler community. A Science Librarian is available weekdays for assistance. Ruth Lilly Science Home