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Marian Library

Scholarship. Outreach. Devotion.

The Marian Library is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the research needs of the faculty and students of the University of Dayton and visitors worldwide. It also documents the diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary.
Founded in 1943

80 years

of growth since its founding by the Society of Mary.

7 centuries

of material with 100 languages represented.

Current Exhibit

Visit the Marian Library Gallery to see impactful imagery and artifacts — including newly acquired artworks — as we showcase our Ukrainian Marian Collection. Open through Nov. 10, 2023.

From the Blog
Libraries 09.18.23

Fellowship honoree delves into philosophical theology, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Louis de Montfort and the nature of Marian icons.

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Faith/Mission 09.07.23

Images of the Blessed Mother nursing the infant Christ first appear in the Americas in the early 1500s. Learn more and see a selection items from the Marian Library's collections.  

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Activities and Downloads
Fun and Games with Mary

Check out these family-friendly ways to connect with Marian Library collections. They were created by Marian Library faculty and staff for everyone to enjoy.

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