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Research assistance is available at our Research Help Desk.
If you are having trouble accessing library resources from
off-campus, see Connecting to Library Resources.
Library users may borrow books and media materials with a current University-issued ID or a special library card. If the material is not available at Roesch Library, you can use the OhioLINK catalog to request books from another OhioLINK member institution. Books not found through OhioLINK can be requested through Interlibrary Library Loan. ILL use is restricted to current UD students, faculty and staff.
- Review materials checked out and status of OhioLINK materials requested by logging into Your Library Info in the UD online catalog.
- For assistance or more information call the reference desk at 937-229-4270 or the circulation/reserve desk at 937-229-4234.
- Roesch library and OhioLINK items that have been requested are held for ten days. If the patron who has requested the item does not pick it up within that time period, the item will be returned to its home institution.
Roesch Library is the place to go when you need to study…day or night! Access to the library is restricted to students, staff and faculty after 10 p.m. with current UD ID.
Services for Faculty
We support faculty teaching and research through instruction, reserves, Roesch 2U and faculty carrels. Contact us to find out more.
Computer Access and Printing
Computers for patron use throughout the library provide access to email, Microsoft Office applications, and library databases. All computers require a University of Dayton username and password.
Printing is available through the use of Flyer Express accounts at 4 cents per print.
Four visitor computers are available until 10 p.m. in the first floor reference room that do not require a UD username and password. Visitors can print for 10 cents per print, but must pay cash when prints are picked up at the 1st floor Circulation desk.
What's happening in the Libraries
Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick
Robert "Bob" C. Koepnick, 1995 Honorary Degree recipient, and teacher of many UD visual arts students, is honored in this exhibit of his sculpture and archives. Explore the work and life of a local sculptor as artist and teacher.
Marian Library Gallery Current Exhibit
Check out Koepnick's Marian Heritage in the Marian Library Gallery going on now through May 3, 2014.
Final exams week often means stress, anxiety (and coffee). This year, it will also include some extra encouragement. University Libraries is sponsoring Finals Friends, a note-writing drive for alumni to send well wishes to current students as they burn the midnight oil.
There is only one word to describe our fall 2014 exhibit: EPIC
Imprints and Impressions:Milestones in Human Progress, Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection coming Sept. 30 through Nov. 9, 2014 in the Roesch Library first floor gallery will feature rare and near-priceless first editions, manuscripts, galley proofs, papyri and illustrations spanning the scholarly spectrum from philosophy to physics.
Check out eCommons
University Libraries are pleased to announce a new service called eCommons — an electronic publishing and repository platform which showcases the scholarly and creative output of the University of Dayton community.
Get a free book and discuss it over refreshments. Four lucky participants will win credit to the UD bookstore. Open to all undergraduate students. Which book will you choose?
University Archives and Special Collections
The University's archives chronicle its development into a top Catholic and Marianist institution of higher learning. Materials date from 1850, when St. Mary’s Institute was founded as a grammar school for boys, to the present. The archives include records created by University department, records of student organizations, faculty and alumni papers, student theses and dissertations, photographs and audiovisual recordings, and University publications.
The eclectic Rare Books Collection includes manuscripts as well as early and limited edition books. Additional special collections highlight sports, the arts, politics and the pursuits of UD alumni. These collections contain rare prints, drawings, photographs, maps, art objects and audiovisual recordings.
Located on the second floor of Albert Emanuel Hall, University Archives and Special Collections is open to Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Researchers may use materials in the reading room.
For research inquiries and to schedule a visit, as well as inquiring about donations or transfering of University records, contact Jennifer Brancato, University Archivist and Coordinator of Special Collections, at 937-229-4267.
U.S. Catholic Special Collection
The U.S. Catholic Special Collection preserves records of the Catholic Church and Catholic life in the United States. It also supports the University’s new doctoral program in Religious Studies focusing on the U.S. Catholic experience. This newly established collection shows the commitment of the University of Dayton to the history and heritage of the Catholic Church in the United States and its intellectual and popular traditions. The collection is located on the 3rd floor of Roesch Library.
The collection is comprehensive and includes retrospective and contemporary works in different languages, formats and media, as well as objects used by American Catholics in their religious practice. The collection is strong on official church documents, theology, religious orders active in the United States, school textbooks, biographies, and books and serials used or published by various Catholic immigrant groups.
The U.S. Catholic Special Collection is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Nicoletta Hary, Ph.D., Religious Studies Librarian, at 937-229-4262.
For information about archival materials in the collection, contact Colleen Hoelscher, Archivist and Collections Librarian for the U.S. Catholic Special Collection, at 937-229-1347.
For information about the Ph.D. in Theology program, contact the Department of Religious Studies or call 937-229-4321.
Institutional Repository and Digital Collections
Whether you’re seeking to relive a campus memory or acquire a unique gem to enrich your research, start your path to discovery at Digital@UDayton and eCommons. Search through our steadily growing collection of photographs, yearbooks, Marian and Catholic art, campus history and special research collections. You can even view many of our multi-dimensional objects from all angles using the View360 feature.
Our digital collections will give you a glimpse of what makes the University of Dayton truly unique. For questions regarding our eCommons or our digital collections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We can help you navigate through 1.3 million volumes, 8,400 print and e-journals and some collections not found anywhere else in the world – from Catholicism to baseball. We welcome comments, recommendations or questions. From your feedback and inquiries, we can improve your experience with us.
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