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Support Our Mission

The Marian Library’s story began in 1943 and is still being written. Your gift starts the next chapter and will enhance learning, teaching and research focused on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Make your gift online today or contact Shari Neilson, administrative assistant and office coordinator, at or 937-229-4214.

Make an Immediate Impact

Your gift to the Marian Library Fund supports projects in areas of greatest need — experiential learning, conservation, special programming and more. Gifts are generally used within three years.

Secure Long-Term Sustainability

Your gift to an endowment fund will keep Marian Library collections growing and thriving. 

Donations of Books and Media

The Marian Library welcomes donations of books, art, multimedia, archival materials and realia that further its mission as a national and international center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary, documenting diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary. 

To inquire about donating materials, please send a list of items along with photographs to

Because of the Marian Library’s limited storage and preservation resources, we are unfortunately not able to accept all in-kind offers of gifts. We make every effort to accept only items that are directly related to Mary or which can demonstrably provide theological, historical, cultural, literary, philosophical, psychological or sociological perspectives for understanding the person of Mary. We accept gifts with the intention of adding unique materials not already available to researchers, and with a commitment to the time, effort and funds required to preserve them and provide access through cataloging and archival processing. We regret that we cannot accept unsolicited donations without prior correspondence.


Marian Library

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390