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Student Handbook

University Libraries

University Libraries


Our outstanding staff are here to help you succeed!  Visit us in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, online through our website, email, and chat services, or follow us on Social Media. We have so much to offer our students! 

  • Our website provides 24/7 access to a wide variety of information resources including electronic books and journals, research databases, media, and online resources.
  • Knowledgeable subject librarians assist students with finding, evaluating, and citing research materials. We are available in person, by appointment and via chat, text and email by visiting our Ask A Librarian page. Mobile users can download our Ask a Librarian app on iTunes or Google Play.  
  • Customized Library Research Guides created by our subject librarians are available for all disciplines and many courses.
  • We are members of OhioLINK, a statewide network of shared library resources, where users can request books and other media from libraries across the state.
  • We don’t have it? Use Interlibrary Loan as an alternative method to obtain research materials not available on campus, via OhioLINK or SearchOhio, or in the Electronic Journal Center.
  • The Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center on the second floor provides resources and equipment that support students in the College of Education and Human Services. Find K-12 resources, children’s literature, the Dayton Holocaust Resource Collection and more in the ERC.
  • Our Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) is located on the second floor of Dunbar Library, and includes PC and Mac computers with a variety of software, and green screen tools for use in the creation of multi-media projects.
  • The Group Study Room, on the first floor next to Starbucks, is the perfect place to meet friends, play a board game, study or relax between classes.
  • Quiet Study is always available on the second and third floors of Dunbar Library, just look for Rowdy!
  • Special Collections & Archives, located on the fourth floor, collects, preserves, and provides access to primary source material documenting the Wright Brothers, history of aviation, the local and regional history of the Miami Valley, and the history of Wright State University. Contact the archives staff via email, chat, or telephone by visiting the Ask An Archivist page.
  • CORE Scholar, Wright State’s institutional repository, collects and makes available online the scholarly materials written by faculty, staff, and students as well as unique materials from our Special Collections and Archives.
  • Many workshops and events are available to improve library research skills and create impressive multimedia projects. Register online for in-person events. For research support on your own time, try our many tutorials and videos.
  • Follow us on Social media to keep up with what’s happening with University Libraries - Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @DunbarLibrary, and via the University Libraries’ news blog