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Our Services at a Glance

The Marian Library offers variety of services to accomodate the individual needs of our patrons and to fulfull our mission of fostering Marian scholarship and sound Marian devotion.  

Research Assistance

Librarians are available to assist with research. While drop-ins are always welcome, appointments may be made in advance by calling 937-229-4214, emailing or by using the provided link. You may also submit a question to our librarians online.

Schedule a Research Appointment
Borrowing Services

The Marian Library makes available a large selection of our materials such as books, video and audio recordings for circulation. You can search our catalog online and learn about our borrowing policies.

Instruction and Academic Support

Marian Library faculty often partner with other University of Dayton Libraries faculty to offer special courses. We are also available to assist instructors of any discipline in teaching their students by using our collections.


Curated exhibits from various Marian Library collections, as well visiting artists and traveling exhibits, are displayed in the Marian Library Gallery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before visiting, refer to our calendar for any special openings or closings.

Guided Tours

Visitors are welcome to drop in during our hours of operation (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to explore our facilities and exhibits. Guided tours, however, are available by appointment only. Learn more.

Publications and Printable Materials

The Marian Library has a list of titles available to purchase from our online store. We also offer free downloads of the Marian Library Newsletter as well as coloring pages, art exhibit guides, a self-guided tour of the statues of Mary on campus and more on eCommons.


Blog and Social Media

The Marian Library maintains a blog where we post about anything and everything that might pique the interest our readers. Stay informed and intrigued — read the Marian Library blog.

We also are actively present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Follow us @MarianLibraryUD!

Useful Spaces

The Marian Library has many purposes from housing rare books to exhibiting art to providing study space. Several areas in the library are used to provide a service to our patrons, as well as to our staff and materials.

Seventh Floor of Roesch Library (Main Area)
  • Reading room with meeting space, study space and computer access
  • Marian Library Gallery houses rotating exhibits 
  • Crèche Museum displays Nativity sets from our crèche collection all year long. Also home to the popular "Mirror of Hope" installation.
Third Floor or Roesch Library, Suite 310
  • Special Collections and Brother William Fackovec, S.M. Rare Book Room include secure, climate-controlled areas for many of our special collections. 
  • Open area used for meetings and classes.

Marian Library

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390