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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.


years of growth


centuries of material


languages represented

Advent and Christmas

‘Juggling for Mary’ Exhibit

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Virtual Advent Wreath

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Blog Highlights
Faith/Mission 12.01.22

Student staff member explores Marian Library materials about the Christmas "conversion" of St. Thérèse de Lisieux.

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A new, family-friendly Christmas exhibit at the University of Dayton shares the medieval story of a juggler whose humble performance as a gift to Virgin Mary brought her statue to life.

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Focused on Flyers

Academic Support for UD Students

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Support for UD Teaching Faculty

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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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Marian Library

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390

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