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 nearly 50 million books and other library materials; more than 100 electronic research databases; millions of electronic journal articles; more than 100,000 e-books; nearly 85,000 images, videos and sounds; and nearly 60,000 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 an associate member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), 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.