Category: Services

DeStress for Success

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Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious? Do you need something to take your mind off of what is worrying you? Find activities, links, and ways to de-stress.

In addition to the new permanent DeStress station in the Group Study Room, we’re bringing back DeStress activities to help ease the stress in the lead up to finals.

This year, DeStress for Success activities will be available in person at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library from Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 8, 2022. If you aren’t able to DeStress in the library, visit the online DeStress guide when you need to take a break and DeStress!

Every day during DeStress, there is a different DeStress station with instructions and materials available, and there are live events with Student Organization and Campus Department collaborators.

You can find an accessible list of the scheduled events on the online guide as well.

If you need a little more support than DeStress, remember that Counseling and Wellness Services are always available to support you. Raider Cares is Counseling and Wellness Services’ 24-hour crisis phone service. You can reach the Raider Cares Line by calling 937-775-4567.

University Libraries 2021 Annual Report

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In the University Libraries’ 2021 Annual Report you can learn more about our return to normal operations. The report features articles highlighting activities, accomplishments, and challenges throughout the year such as:

  • Public Services flexibility and 24/7 support
  • Special Collections and Archives initiatives
  • New digital collections in CORE Scholar
  • Friends of the Libraries 2021 activities
  • Libraries’ staff accomplishments and awards

DeStress for Success!

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Finish the semester with less anxiety and DeStress for Success!  Activities and events will be at the Dayton Campus in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library from April 18 – April 28, 2022. Whether you are on campus, remote, distance learning, or studying at Lake Campus, you can visit our DeStress LibGuide. When you feel stressed, take time to visit the guide and try a DeStress activity!

Mark your calendars when our Wright State Campus Collaborators visit the Dunbar Library to support you during finals season!

#FuzzTherapy with Raider Pups

When? Monday, April 18, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 1st Floor, Group Study Room

Write Time with the Writing Center

Need help finding one more source, or want a second opinion on a paragraph in your paper? Join us in a writing-focused space with writing support from Writing Coaches and research support from librarians!

When? Monday, April 18, 2022 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 2nd floor, Room 241

Come and Go as Needed

Study Support with Tutoring Services

The study coaches can share tips and tricks on the best ways to study. Visit them during their walk-in hours in the Dunbar Library!

When? Monday, April 18, 2022, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 2nd Floor

Come and Go as Needed

Meditation with Sarah Peters from Counseling and Wellness

When? Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 1 pm and Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 3 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 4th Floor or outside (weather permitting)

Come and Go as Needed

Relaxing Yoga with Kenny Taynor from Campus Recreation

When? Friday, April 22, 2022, at 4 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 4th Floor

Mats Provided!

More information about the activities taking place in the libraries can be found in our DeStress activity schedule.

Thank you to the Academic Support Center’s Tutoring and Study CoachesCounseling and Wellness ServicesCampus Recreation, the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and the Friends of the Libraries for supporting our students during finals.

Good luck during finals week, Raiders!

Temporary Suspension of OhioLINK print borrowing

The University Libraries recognize the value of OhioLINK print lending for access to books and other materials not owned by the University Libraries. Beginning in July 2021, OhioLINK contracted with a new provider for the courier service. While we expected to see some disruption of service during the transition, the new provider has not risen to the high standard we have come to expect. As a result, it has been more difficult this year to get library materials delivered in a timely manner, causing both frustration and inconvenience for many.

Because of these ongoing delivery issues, OhioLINK will be changing its delivery provider. While this will cause additional short-term gaps in service, we believe that in the long-term services will return to their previous level.

As you plan for the remainder of the spring term, please be aware that:

  • From March 11 through April 30, you will not be able to request material through the OhioLINK Central Catalog. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition; however, we are happy to discuss your needs and help you look for alternate formats or other ways to secure materials, such as using Interlibrary Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
  • Material requested before March 11 will be delivered, but we anticipate that the service will continue to be slower than normal

These temporary changes in service will allow us to ensure proper handling of shipments and prevent a backlog of material in process as we transition between providers. We are confident that the new company will be able to deliver your library materials efficiently once again.

We understand that the timing of this change is far from ideal. However, OhioLINK libraries share this statewide delivery service with 350 public library locations (which account for two-thirds of delivery activity). High-volume libraries, both public and academic, across the statewide delivery network are experiencing severe service challenges. Because of this, the courier transition could not be scheduled to better align with our academic calendar. We ask for your patience as we implement this long-term solution.

As always, our library staff is available to provide assistance. We will make every effort to help you find the resources you need.

If you have any questions, please contact us at