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Policies & Procedures

Borrowing Services

Discover the borrowing options available based on an affiliation with the University of Dayton or another academic library. Learn what is available to the those from the general public who wish to use Marian Library resources. For more specific information, see the complete list of University of Dayton Libraries borrowing policies, hours and services.

The Marian Library includes books that can be checked out by University of Dayton students, faculty and staff, as well as eligible borrowers with a courtesy card.

Review materials checked out and the status of items you’ve requested by logging into Your Library Info in the University Libraries online catalog.

Patrons affiliated with other academic libraries may request to borrow materials through their institution’s interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Patrons without an affiliation to an academic library must contact the Marian Library if they wish to borrow materials through a public library ILL system.

Some formats, such as audiovisual or oversize materials, are not available through interlibrary loan. All interlibrary loans are subject to the discretion of library staff regarding materials’ condition, age, and rarity. The Marian Library does not mail books or other collection materials directly to patrons.

Visitors without a University of Dayton ID or courtesy card may use Marian Library circulating materials in the seventh-floor reading room. Appointments are strongly encouraged so we can retrieve materials ahead of time. Please see our Plan Your Visit page for more information.

Marian Library Archives and Special Collections

Marian Library Archives and Special Collections are open and available to the public for research in the Reading Room. The materials are non-circulating. The files below include information and forms for accessing and using Archives and Special Collections.

Donating Materials

Donations to our art, archives and book collections are welcome, but require prior approval. Please contact us by emailing if you wish to donate materials related to Mary with more information about the item(s), including photos if possible. Please see our donations page.

We cannot accept any unsolicited donations of library materials and may return unsolicited donations to the donor.


Marian Library

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390