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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 11.14.22

One Day, One Dayton gifts support student experiential learning in conjunction with the Marian Library's new Christmas exhibit – which correspondingly celebrates vocation and gifts.

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Libraries 10.27.22

The University Libraries' OhioLINK Luminaries intern discovers a display case in the University Archives giving insight into the Latinx student experience at the University of Dayton.

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Libraries 03.15.21

A student approached an SGA senator about getting dry-erase boards installed in more library study rooms. Daniel Hennessey wrote up the proposal, and thanks to a grant from SGA and matching funds from the donor-supported Dean’s Fund for Excellence, the new boards are now installed.

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