Welcome Students – Fall 2018

Learn what Dunbar Library can do for you. We’ll be offering guided tours the first week of classes. Join us for either session. No need to RSVP, just meet at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

Welcome Week Library Tours:

Tuesday, August 28th 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 30th 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

For questions or to arrange an additional tour time, contact: michelle.brasseur@wright.edu.

Can’t make it to the tour? Use our floor-by-floor guide below. All of this information and more can be found on our newly redesigned website: www.libraries.wright.edu.


  • Ask a Librarian – call, chat, email, schedule an appointment – www.libraries.wright.edu/ask
  • Research Guides – learn how to find books, articles, journals for subjects, courses, and much more at guides.libraries.wright.edu
  • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and subscribe to this blog for updates on new library services and events.
  • Hours vary. Check our calendar for details, especially during breaks.
  • Food is allowed in the library, but please use lids whenever possible, and report any spills to our staff immediately.
  • Designated Group Study areas are places to meet with friends and talk at a normal tone, but please be respectful of those around you. You can move chairs and whiteboards, but please keep them in the same general area and put them back when you’re finished.
  • Designated Quiet Study areas are for solo work. We cannot guarantee absolute silence, so please be respectful of your neighbors. Keep headphone volume low, avoid bringing in smelly foods, etc. Report noise complaints to the Circulation Desk at 937-775-2525.
  • Use the bulletin board next to Starbucks to post flyers or posters. WSU-related events and flyers with end dates will be given priority when the board is cleared.
  • The three elevators across from the Circulation Desk provide access to floors 1-4. Use the single elevator near the entrance to access the tunnels.
  • Public restrooms are available on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors around the corner from the elevators, next to the cell phone zones. The 2nd and 3rd floors also have larger restrooms located toward the back corner of each floor.

First Floor:

@ the Circulation (Circ) Desk:

  • Pick up hold items, including OhioLINK & SearchOhio, and check out Course Reserves.
  • Add $ to you Wright1 Card.
  • Borrow DVDs, cameras, tripods, mobile device chargers and board games.
  • Buy blank CDs, flashdrives, earbuds and more!
  • Check out anatomy models, molecular models and other visual aids and games.
  • Guest computer login info and guest printing card available (photo ID required).

Next to Starbucks:

  • Meet with friends in the Group Study Room
  • Popular Reading collection shelves for new releases and fun reads
  • Play a board game from our Brain Games collection
  • Use the copy machine

Second Floor:

@ the Info Desk

Also on the 2nd floor:

  • Public computers
  • Mobile device charging station
  • The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) – Changes are coming to the STAC this fall. Subscribe to this blog for details.
  • eLearning Studio – Complete your online course work or web conferences while on campus.
  • The Pod – Green wall, recording equipment and more!
  • Whiteboards and dry erase walls
  • Scanners, copiers, printers
  • Music scores
  • Microfilm and readers
  • Print reference materials
  • Patent and Trademark Resource center – have an invention to patent or other intellectual property you’d like to protect? Contact Ran Raider to learn more.

Third Floor: 

  • The stacks, bookshelves – classified using the Library of Congress system. Having trouble finding a book? Ask us.
  • Quiet Study in Room 341, open to all during library operating hours
  • Insider tip: One of our favorite quiet places to study is the back of the third floor – where the stacks help block the noise that filters up from lower floors.

Fourth Floor:

  • Instruction Room 441
  • Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) – Home to our world-renowned Wright Brothers collection, the Dayton Daily News Archive, local and state records, University Archives and more. Stop by the SC&A Reading Room and ask what primary sources can do for your papers and projects. Or, ask an Archivist.
  • Digital Initiatives and Repository Services – ask us about CORE Scholar, the institutional repository for Wright State University. Preserve your thesis, posters, and more with permanent URLs. Plus, check out past conference proceedings and open access journals in CORE Scholar.
  • Chinese collection
  • Children’s collection

Welcome to Wright State! When in doubt, ask a librarian.