2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Roesch Library

Roesch Library has more than 1 million print and electronic books, subscribes to more than 300 databases, and provides access to more than 95,000 print and electronic journals. Through OhioLINK—a statewide consortium of college and university libraries—students, faculty, and staff can access approximately 46 million additional items at member institutions, delivered on demand within a few days. A Federal Depository Library since 1969, Roesch Library 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 or via email, telephone, text message, or online chat.

Computers, printers, copiers, and scanners are available, as well as cameras, phone chargers, and e-readers. Open study areas are available throughout the building with noise levels that vary by floor—noisy, conversational, considerate, and silent. Students, faculty, and staff also can use an online reservation system to book study rooms, huddle rooms, and team rooms. 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. 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.

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