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Join us at Wright Brothers Day!

Visit our archivists at Wright Brothers Day to learn more about the Orville and Wilbur Wright’s spirit of innovation and the history of flight—and test your knowledge of Wright Brothers trivia!

The University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives is home to one of the most complete collections of Wright material in the world. It includes the Wrights’ own technical library, personal library, and family papers, including letters, diaries, financial records, genealogical files, and other documents detailing the lives and work of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the Wright Family.

Wright Brothers Day
October 5, 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

Wright Brothers Day display table with images related to the Wright Brothers and the history of flight
Special Collections and Archives display at Wright Brothers Day

10 Hidden Gems in the Dunbar Library

In addition to providing scholarly resources, research assistance, and instruction, the University Libraries brings you hidden gems throughout the Dunbar Library building.

Checkout scientific calculators, anatomy models, bone boxes, molecular models, and other learning tools at the 1st floor circulation desk.

Enjoy boards games with friends or cooperative learning space with classmates in the 1st floor group study room.

Find portable mini-whiteboards, hammocks and camp chairs, tripods, cameras, go-pros, phone chargers, and more at the 1st floor circulation desk.

Reserve a group study room for collaboration with classmates or a STAC studio for multimedia projects.

Use our computers and printers throughout the 2nd floor of the library while enjoying scenic views of campus.

Find the books you need while enjoying spacious study areas on the 3rd floor.

Borrow a family pass to the Dayton Art Institute at our 1st floor circulation desk.

Go to the 4th floor to visit Special Collections and Archives, home of the world-renowned Wright Brothers collection, the University Archives, and more.

Reserve a quiet study space to concentrate on your studies and projects.

Enjoy group study areas and a stunning view of the 1903 Wright Flyer replica suspended in the open atrium.

New Libraries’ Website

The University Libraries are happy to announce the launch of our new website, created in collaboration with the Office of Marketing. The new website will officially launch on August 3, 2022.

The new site features a modern design, improved functionality, and easier access to essential research services and resources for our students, faculty, and staff.

Screenshot of the Wright State University Libraries' website homepage featuring a photo of the 2nd floor of the Dunbar Library and a library search box
New website homepage for the University Libraries – launching August 1, 2022

Easy Navigation

This new design will make it easier to navigate to the resources and information you use most. From the dropdown menu bar, you can easily access all pages on the website. And our Special Collections & Archives can be explored directly from the homepage.

Ask Us

You’ll still get the same high-quality research support and information you are used to, just with a slightly new name. Our Ask a Librarian and Ask an Archivist services have been rebranded as a combined Ask Us service to streamline communication and ensure the fastest response to all research and information questions. If you have any questions about where to find information on our new website, or anything else, look for the Ask Us Logo on any page. We’re here to help!

About the University Libraries

The website is just one of the tools the University Libraries uses to serve the Wright State community, but we recognize that for many in our campus community it’s the most common point to access all of the services and resources we offer. Our mission is to provide exceptional research services and resources to facilitate faculty and student success and by fostering innovation and life‐long learning in our diverse community. We are excited to streamline access to these services through the new website.