Roesch Library has more than 1 million print and electronic books, subscribes to more than 300 databases and provides access to more than 100,000 print and electronic journals. Through OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of college and university libraries, students, faculty and staff can access nearly 50 million additional items at member institutions, delivered on demand within a few days. A Federal Depository Library since 1969, the University also provides access to government records in physical and electronic forms.
With limited exception, Roesch Library is open every day, normally until 5 a.m. during regular weeks of the term and 24 hours during exam weeks. Research and writing assistance is available in person in the first-floor Knowledge Hub or via email, telephone, text message or online chat. These services will be maintained during renovations planned for 2018-19; temporary relocations will be communicated through signage and various campus media.
Computers, printers, copiers and scanners are available, as well as cameras, phone chargers, e-readers, tech-enabled team tables, and study rooms for individuals and groups. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
The Libraries also provide all University of Dayton students, faculty and staff with an online subscription to The New York Times free of charge. The first-floor gallery features several exhibitions each year, and community programs address a variety of curricular topics and current issues. An open-access institutional repository, eCommons, provides a permanent and discoverable electronic archive of University scholarship, culture and documents. For more information or to browse the catalog, visit the website.