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Free Library Cards to University of Dayton Alumni Living in Ohio

The University of Dayton Libraries offer free library borrowing cards to all alumni living in Ohio. An alumni library borrowing card will give access to all circulating items in Roesch Library as well as the 44 million materials available through UD’s membership in OhioLINK, a consortium of libraries.

Complete these steps to apply for a card. Cards last for one year and can be renewed following the same procedure:

  1. Ensure that your personal information is up to date with alumni relations. You can update it online. A discrepancy in information will delay the issuance of your card.
  2. Apply in person at the first-floor Information Point desk in Roesch Library. You must provide a photo ID and proof of current residence, such as a recent bill.

Policies to note:

  • Alumni can check out up to 20 items at a time, including a maximum of five OhioLINK items.
  • Cards are active for a one-year period.
  • Card renewal must be made in person following the same procedures as the initial card application. Overdue items and/or fines of $10 or more will block a renewal request.
  • OhioLINK items can be shipped to library locations throughout Ohio for pickup and return.
  • Borrowing privileges are limited to physical items. The card does not provide access to electronic databases.

Please contact the Libraries Access Services team for more information: 937-229-4234 or

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