Answered By: Amanda Starkel
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2022     Views: 237

Yes. Butler students, faculty, and staff may borrow from institutions affiliated with the PALNI and ALI networks by presenting their Butler University ID cards. To borrow from ALI institutions, Butler users will also need an ALI card, which can be acquired at either the Information Commons desk at Irwin Library or the Science Library circulation desk.

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ILL) Member Schools

Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) Member Schools

Loan periods, penalties, and general borrowing policies are determined by the lending libraries.

Indianapolis Public Library

Butler University students are also eligible for a temporary library card at IndyPL. Students may complete an application at any of IndyPL's 23 branch locations and must provide a photo ID and proof of residency.

Proof of residency may include:

  • Mail postmarked within the last 30 days
  • Current lease or checkbook with your address
  • Butler University course schedule with address
  • Any official Butler University document with your address 

The Indianapolis Public Library location closest to Butler is the College Ave. Branch, 4180 N. College Ave., phone number 317-275-4320.