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COVID-19 Response

Face coverings are required at all times within the building, following University guidelines, except when an individual is alone in a library room with the door closed or actively eating and drinking.

Visitors no longer need a University of Dayton ID to enter the Roesch Library building. Visitors must enter the first-floor lobby using the east entrance, facing St. Mary’s Hall. The ground-floor entrance on the west side of the building (outside the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center) still requires a UD ID. 

The Marian Library, U.S. Catholic Special Collection and University Archives are open to visitors without an appointment 8:30 to 11 a.m., Monday through Thursday and by appointment for the remaining hours. Normal hours will resume on Aug. 23 when classes begin for the fall semester.

Please check library hours before visiting; they are subject to change.

  • Visit our Get Help website to contact us remotely with your questions.
  • Research help is available by appointment via Book a Librarian or on immediate request during research consultation hours; all consultations will take place via Zoom or phone. 
  • The library’s sixth floor, including its reservable rooms, is designated a silent study area; other floors are better suited for online classes or talking.

Get Help

The Libraries’ website and research guides provide online access to materials, including e-books, journal articles, primary sources and more to all members of the UD community.

You will be prompted to log in with your Porches username and password to access subscription-based resources. Please email for assistance. 

Publishers and vendors are providing free access to many online resources temporarily. See the COVID-19 educational resources and offers research guide.

View Online Library Collections

The teaching librarians at the University Libraries are prepared to provide your students with essential research skills, whether your class meets in person, online or in hybrid format. Multiple options are available, including classroom teaching, Zoom conferencing, a forum in Isidore, relevant electronic worksheets and online research guides. Please use this form to request library instruction.

Faculty needing materials to support their courses should contact their liaison librarian.

View all Curriculum Support Services