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We have a way with words — empowering exploration and sparking crucial conversations. 

Connecting across silos of disciplines and titles, we are educating, collaborating and evolving with our campus and community.

We all belong here, and the library belongs to all of us. With a focus on equity, we’re organizing and increasing access to information for everyone. 

We say “you are welcome here” by acknowledging the whole person and their experiences  through our inclusive services, spaces, art and furniture. 

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. 

To designate your gift on the UD giving website, select "Libraries" from the drop-down menu under "Designation." You may use the box marked "Comments" if there is a specific area or initiative listed below you would like to support.

  • 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.
  • Roesch Library Collections: Support the acquisition and care of materials and resources for students, faculty and the community.
  • 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.
  • Porch Reads: Give back to programs and events for students such as Porch Reads, a book club for undergraduates to read for pleasure and discuss in small groups in their residential communities.

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