University Libraries

The duPont-Ball Library librarians and staff advance teaching and lifelong learning, collaboration, and innovation while supporting the University’s educational mission through its services, information resources, technologies, and facilities.

The library holds more than 240,000 print volumes, 315,000 government documents in all formats, and provides access to approximately 235,000 books and 188,000 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:

The Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library is a significant part of the College of Law. It supports the curriculum and programs, and delivers access to the collections, services, and spaces that support the teaching and research of the College. The Law Library features extensive online resources, abundant study space for individuals and small groups, and both wireless and network internet access. The three-story Law Library in Gulfport is a central part of the Stetson Community, especially the students’ law school experience. The Law Library also houses the Academic Success and Bar Prep Services Department, as well as the IT Department. The Library is home to 27 study rooms, 135 study carrels, two lounges, three classrooms, and a computer lab where seminar and skills-based courses are held. For more information about the library and its resources, visit the library's website at

The Tampa Law Center has a library located on the first floor. The library offers eight study rooms and 81 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 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm. 

Balleste, Roy
Assistant Professor of Law, 2020
Director, Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library, 2020
B.A., Jacksonville University
M.A., University of South Florida
M.S., Norwich University
J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law
LL.M., St. Thomas University School of Law
LL.M., McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law
J.S.D., St Thomas University School 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

Costello, Barbara
Associate Professor and Government Documents and Research 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
M.A., University of Kentucky

Kaletski-Maisel, Grace
Associate Professor and Learning and Information Literacy 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.
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