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Services & Spaces

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 Crèche Museum contains a semi-permanent display of Nativity sets. Before visiting, refer to our calendar for any special openings or closings.

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 Tidings (our annual publication filled with engaging reflections and stories about collections, outreach, events and exhibits), 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 of 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 research and study space, computer access and an easy-to-use, self-service overhead document scanner with a V-shaped cradle.
  • 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" art installation.
Third Floor of Roesch Library, Suite 310
  • Secure, climate-controlled areas, including the Brother William Fackovec, S.M. Rare Book Room, house many of our special collections. 

Marian Library

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390