2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Access to Other Resources

OhioLINK: The University Libraries are a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of more than 120 Ohio academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio, providing access to approximately 46 million books and other library materials; more than 100 electronic research databases; more than 27 million articles; more than 160,000 e-books; more than 85,000 images, videos, and sounds; and nearly 100,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students.

Interlibrary loan: For materials not available at the University of Dayton or through OhioLINK, the University Libraries provide an interlibrary loan service to faculty, staff, and registered students. Types of materials borrowed may include books; videos and DVDs; music CDs; copies of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; microfilms; and dissertations. 

Uncommon materials: As a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the University Libraries provide access to the CRL’s 5 million newspapers, journals, books, pamphlets, dissertations, archives, government publications, and other resources from Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. Collections focus on news; law and government; finance; the history of science, technology, and engineering; and the history and economics of agriculture.

Privileges at other libraries: Membership in the Library Division of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) provides students, staff, and faculty with access to materials in SOCHE member libraries. Graduate students have direct onsite borrowing privileges at all OhioLINK libraries and at nearly all SOCHE libraries.