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The Marian Library is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the research needs of the faculty and students of the University of Dayton and visitors worldwide. It also documents the diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary.
The library’s holdings include circulating books, periodicals, rare books and incunabula, artwork, and archival materials. The collections document the history, spirituality, and ecclesial foundations of Marian studies. As devotions to Mary are present in cultural traditions around the world, the collection is international in scope and includes materials in over one hundred languages.