2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Access to Other Resources

OhioLINK: The University Libraries are a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 117 academic libraries at 88 Ohio institutions plus the State Library of Ohio, providing access to approximately 38 million books and other library materials; more than 100 electronic research databases; 37 million electronic journal articles; 241,000 e-books; 85,000 images, videos, and sounds; and more than 100,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students at 36 institutions.

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 and scans 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: The University of Dayton is a member of the Strategic Ohio Council of Higher Education (SOCHE), an alliance of colleges and universities in Ohio that promote scholastic achievement through the development of new technologies and quality education. Students, staff, and faculty have borrowing privileges at both OhioLINK and SOCHE libraries.