Check Out Staff Picks


The next time you browse our leisure reading collection, you will see small stickers denoting which books library staff recommend (yes, we read — a lot).

Going Back in Time


When you catch the genealogy bug, you also catch the library bug. Catalog and Metadata Specialist Joan Milligan explains how she used our collections to discover her family history.

A Flyer's Favorite Things


Research Services Assistant Jillian Sandy is a graduate of UD. Although campus has changed a lot, a few of her favorite things are still around (thankfully).

Need Ideas for Your Halloween Costume?


Look no further than our special collections to find inspiration for some seriously unique costumes.

From the Archives: The World Series


Impress your friends and brush up on your baseball history with collections from the University of Dayton Archives and Special Collections.

Going Postal: Thousands of Postcards in the Marian Library


Back in the day, every time a library staff member or friend traveled to a Marian shrine or church, they mailed a postcard to the Marian Library or brought one back as a souvenir. Now we have a fascinating collection of over 20,000 cards.

eCommons: Putting UD's Scholarly Work on the Map


eCommons boasts a large and diverse archive of more than 18,000 scholarly, historic and creative works from 30 academic departments; six Universitywide and multidisciplinary centers; four conferences; several administrative offices and committees; and numerous digitized library collections. 

Icons Exhibit


The Icons exhibit is in the Marian Library gallery until Nov. 13. Don't miss seeing this unique collection of original icons used for Christian devotion with some being 700-800 years old.

What's in a catalog record?


Kevin Cretsos explains the wonderful world of using Cataloging in Publication (CIP) records from the Library of Congress.

Publish in an Open Access Journal


Academic publisher Taylor & Francis is offering discounts on article processing charges for select open access journals.