University Libraries

Stetson University has three separate libraries: one each on the DeLand campus, Gulfport Law campus, and the Tampa Law campus. Each library provides students and faculty with access to electronic and print resources, computers, meeting spaces, and study spaces in a fully networked environment. Access to the duPont-Ball Library's resources is limited to faculty and students at the DeLand and Celebration campuses.  Access to the resources provided by the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library and the Tampa Law Center Library is limited to faculty and staff at the Gulfport Law and Tampa Law campuses.

The duPont-Ball Library librarians and staff engage in teaching and learning, collaboration, and innovation while supporting the University’s educational mission through its services, collections, technologies, and facilities.

The library holds more than 250,000 print volumes, 235,000 government documents in all formats, and provides access to approximately 150,000 books and 115,000 journals in electronic format. A strong collection of scores, CDs, and streaming audio and video subscriptions supports the curriculum, especially in the School of Music.

The library has many computer workstations to provide the resources and equipment necessary to do research, evaluate results, and write papers. Students may check out laptops, tablets, digital cameras, and other learning technologies to help them with their work. Librarians provide research assistance and instructional designers help students and faculty with a variety of instructional technology needs.

The Hollis Family Student Success Center (HFSSC) is a collaborative learning space on the second floor of the library.  With spaces for groups to study, walk-in tutoring, and individual study spaces spread throughout, the HFSSC provides an environment for all students to set themselves up for success.  Additional services such as Success Coaching, Discovery Coaching, and Pre-Advising are also available in the Center.  The HFSSC also features two large breakout rooms that are equipped with Smart Boards; several smaller smart Kapp boards are placed throughout the Center providing students with cutting-edge learning technologies. The HFSSC also has two smaller breakout rooms that are equipped with a state-of-the-art laptop pod allowing several students to connect their laptops to a monitor and work collaboratively.

Also housed in the library building is an Innovation Lab where students can experiment with 3D scanning and printing, virtual reality applications, and use a variety of 'MakerSpace' equipment. The Writing Center, located in the northeast corner of the main floor of the library, employs peer tutors to assist students in constructing writing assignments. Visit the library's homepage to learn more about the many resources and services available:

The College of Law's Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library in Gulfport is constructed in the Mediterranean Revival design that pays homage to the architectural style of the Rolyat Hotel (the original complex that became the College of Law).  This Hand Law Library is a standalone building housing approximately 400,000 volumes and volume equivalents and providing access to an extensive array of law, law-related, and inter-disciplinary resources. The Gulfport facility offers both wireless and wired access to the campus Internet network. This three-story library provides 35 group study rooms ranging in size from four-person rooms to seminar rooms seating eight. The Gulfport library seats 675, offering seating at carrels and tables as well as lounge seating. The Hand Law Library provides students with 24/7 swipe card access. For more information about the library and its resources, visit the library's website at

The Tampa Law Center satellite library is a two-floor facility with 15 group study rooms and 200 seats. This facility provides wireless and wired Internet access and a core collection of law and law-related print resources. The Tampa Law Center library is available to students daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Costello, Barbara
Associate Professor and Government Documents and Reference Librarian, 1998
B.A., Boston College
M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University

Dinkins, Debora E.
Professor, 1993 
Associate Dean of the duPont-Ball Library, 2012
B.S., Auburn University
M.L.S., University of Alabama

Grieb, Terry J.
Associate Professor and Instructional Media Specialist, 1982
B.A., Stetson University
M.A., University of Georgia
M.Ed., University of Central Florida

Kaletski, Grace
Assistant Professor, Learning and Information Librarian, 2015
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.A., University of Alabama
M.S., Florida State University

Kirkland, Laura N.
Associate Professor and Catalog Librarian, 1999
B.A., Luther College
M.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Stetson University

Kline, Sims D.
Associate Professor and Reference/Outreach Services Librarian, 1976 
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
M.S., The Florida State University
M.A., University of Florida

Martin, Jason
Assistant Professor of Library and Head of Public Services, 2012
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida
D.Ed., University of Central Florida

Ryan, Susan M.
Professor, 1989
Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies, 2012
B.S., M.S., The Florida State University
M.L.S., University of California - Los Angeles

Trammell, Rebecca S.
Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library Director and Professor of Law, 2006
Co-Director of Electronic Education
B.A., Lindenwood University
M.L.S., Dominican University
J.D., University of Denver College of Law
Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University

Wald, Jean
Assistant Professor and Music Librarian, 1999
B.M.E., West Virginia University
M.M., Butler University
M.L.S., Indiana University