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 assistance in person, via email or text, and are available for in-depth research assistance by appointment. Facilities include quiet study areas, collaborative spaces, individual study spaces, group study rooms, and a 24-hour computer lab.
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: http://www.stetson.edu/library.
The three-story Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library in Gulfport was 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). The Hand Law Library is a standalone building that is a central part of the Stetson Community, especially the students' law school experience. As a center for student engagement, students can seek research and technology instruction, find quiet places to study, and engage in wellness activities. The Hand Law Library houses approximately 400,000 volumes and volume equivalents and providing access to an extensive array of law, law-related, and inter-disciplinary resources. In addition, the Hand Law Library offers wireless access to the campus Internet network. This library provides 34 study rooms and 135 study carrels, in addition to three classrooms where seminar and skills-based courses are held. There are more than 650 seats available. 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 http://www.stetson.edu/law/library.
The Tampa Law Center has a library located on the first floor. The library offers eight study rooms and 100 seats.This facility provides wireless Internet access. The Tampa Law Center also houses Florida's Second District Court of Appeal, and the library is open daily to law students and attorneys from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm.
Bowman, Brooke J.
Professor of Law, 2002
Interim Director, Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library, 2018
Director, Moot Court, 2010
B.S., Indiana University
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
Corbin, Jennifer L.
Assistant Professor and Director of Public Services, 2016
B.A., Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
M.L.S., Indiana University, Bloomington
Associate Professor and Government Documents and Research Librarian, 1998
B.A., Boston College
M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
Dinkins, Debora E.
Associate Dean of the duPont-Ball Library, 2012
B.S., Auburn University
M.L.S., University of Alabama
Assistant Professor and 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
Murphy, T. Hunter
Assistant Professor and Engagement and Learning Librarian, 2019
B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.L.I.S, University of South Florida
Ryan, Susan M.
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
Assistant Professor and Music Librarian, 1999
B.M.E., West Virginia University
M.M., Butler University
M.L.S., Indiana University