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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 11.30.23

New donor-funded storytelling kits support projects that go beyond writing a paper.

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Libraries 11.09.23

A new book collection in the University of Dayton Libraries highlights works by world-famous artists whose art is the books themselves.

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Libraries 11.02.23

Three endowment-funded student scholarships awarded by the University Libraries recognize outstanding writers, education majors and international students.

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Giving 06.28.23

Rooms in Roesch Library offer a quiet place to reflect, study and even socialize. During finals week, students used two freshly updated rooms thanks to a gift from John and Rosanne Strittmatter to honor their loved ones.

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President 05.25.23

Willis “Bing” Davis makes a lasting impression on everyone he meets — from school-age children to my 97-year-old father, from scholars and artists far and wide to community leaders.

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