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At The Manger: And Animals Were There
Tradition tells that animals are the most faithful companions of the Christ Child, yet who are these animals and where do they come from? Find the answers to these questions by exploring our four new marvelous exhibits which feature varied and unique cultural viewpoints.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 — Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
Finals Week Crush! Services and Events
Starting Saturday, Dec. 7, Roesch Library and campus partners will offer a variety of stress-relieving services including therapy dog visits, free food, a midnight dance party, taxi rides home, chair massages, and more.
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.
Marian Library Gallery Current Exhibit
Check out the Mary Page to see the current exhibit in the Marian Library Gallery.
Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick
In spring 2014, University of Dayton Libraries will host events and programs that celebrate Robert C. Koepnick's work and life as artist and teacher.
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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.
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 Collection
The U.S. Catholic 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 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 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.
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. 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 digital collections, please email email@example.com.
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You can visit the Libraries online, but being here is an experienceWithin Roesch Library you will find attractive reading and study space on all of our floors. The floors in the library get quiet as you go up – with the 6th floor reserved for silent study. Take advantage of the shared computers in the Group Project Space on the 2nd floor or practice group presentations using the large plasma screen TV in the Group Flex Space on the 1st floor. Computers, printers, scanners and copy machines are located on the 1st and 2nd floors. Get an energy boost with a drink from the Blend in the LTC and be sure to consult the friendly Write Place tutors on the 2nd floor.
Take it from us, we're here to help
The Libraries offer resources and services designed to make your experiences here as successful as possible.
Your borrowing privileges depend on your status here at UD. We have multiple types of resources including camera equipment, Kindle E-Reader devices and books to read for fun.
Faculty members can enjoy specialized services such as customized library instruction for classes, Roesch 2U, course reserves and more.
Marian Library/International Marian Research InstituteThe Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of printed materials on Mary. In addition to the collection, it is known for its information, research, devotions and artwork about the Blessed Virgin Mother.
Your need for information is our purpose for serving
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.
As part of the OhioLINK consortium, we give access to 48 million library items statewide, 140 electronic research databases, and a wide range of full-text research journals. As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Libraries receive material distributed by the Government Printing Office. The collection contains a variety of government documents, including Congressional hearings, Census materials, business statistics and more.
Whatever your information needs, we are here to help you explore the Libraries.