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Everyone has a library story. What’s yours?

From scrolls to screens (and everything in between), we find delight in stories every day.

A warm introduction is the best beginning – we inspire tomorrow’s stories through our inclusive services and spaces.

Our quest: to empower exploration and spark crucial conversations. Will you help shape our library story?

Your gift starts our next chapter, which begins with words of gratitude: “Thank you.”

Give today. 

Make your gift online or contact Ashley Orr, assistant to the dean, at or at 937-229-4266. 

  • Dean’s Fund for Excellence: Gifts are directed where they are needed the most — conservation, student programs, guest speakers, technology, special exhibitions and more.
  • Marian Library: Your gift helps make Mary better known, loved and served through exhibitions, art, research, education, collections and curricula.
  • Archives and Special Collections: Fund much-needed digital archiving projects, climate controls, storage facilities, preservation, conservation, and items necessary to run excellent archives and special collections.
Impact Stories
Libraries 03.29.23

Donors who back library initiatives streamline student learning and access.

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Libraries 03.21.23

What was student life like in the 1950s, '60s and '70s? Recently digitized student newspapers will take you there. 

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The University of Dayton will create the Willis Bing Davis Archive, an enduring tribute to the notable artist, educator and community activist that will carry forward his passion for educating the next generation.

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