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University of Dayton students, faculty and staff may borrow books, multimedia, and media equipment with their current University-issued ID (Flyer Card). 

In addition to books, you can check out media equipment, phone chargers, extension cords, and even a button maker.

Media Equipment and More
University of Dayton students, faculty and staff are eligible to borrow materials from University Libraries. Courtesy cards are available to other people who do not have a current account at the university, such as alumni. Borrowing privileges vary according to borrower status. Questions about borrowing? Contact or call 937-229-4234. 

Eligible Borrowers
If the library doesn't have what you need or the item you want isn't available, you can request items from other libraries through OhioLINK, Interlibrary Loan or SearchOhio.

OhioLINK, SearchOhio, and Interlibrary Loan

Courtesy cards are issued at the first-floor Information Point desk to anyone without a UD account. Courtesy cards are effective for one year and may be renewed. 

UD alumni currently living in Ohio may receive a free courtesy card. A valid photo ID and proof of current residence, such as a recent bill, must be verified before the card is issued. Marianists can also receive a free courtesy card; identification is required.

State Library of Ohio cardholders can borrow UD items for free by requesting them via OhioLINK. Dayton Metro Library, Greene County Public Library and Washington Centerville Public Library cardholders can borrow UD items using SearchOhio.

All other non-UD visitors may purchase a courtesy card for $50.

Pay for a Courtesy Card

There are no overdue fines for library materials, this includes materials borrowed through OhioLINK and the library's media equipment.

All eligible materials will be automatically renewed six times. Items are ineligible for renewal if they have outstanding requests or if a user has reached the renewal limit. Some items such as course reserves and media equipment may also not be eligible for automatic renewal.

It depends. If you received a replacement notice, and then return the item there is no monetary fee. But if you've lost it you will be responsible for the replacement cost. Roesch/OhioLINK materials have a replacement cost of $125.00. Replacement costs for media equipment vary and depend on the item.

If you have a billed item on your library record you will be blocked from checking out items and a registration hold will be placed on your student account.

For questions or replacement alternatives, please call 937-229-4234.

Pay for Lost Materials

Lost or stolen flyer cards should be reported to Campus Card Services as soon as possible at 937-229-2456. You can also report your card lost online. In the evening or on weekends, lost or stolen cards can be reported to any dining services manager or supervisor. The owner of a lost or stolen ID card is financially responsible for all library materials borrowed on the card before its loss is reported to Campus Card Services.

All borrowers are liable for fines and processing fees whether or not mailed or emailed notices and invoices are received.

Report a Lost Card