The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute

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The Marian Library was founded in 1943, and is home to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, artwork, manuscripts, films, and ephemera related to the Blessed Virgin Mary.[1] The Marian Library is located within Roesch Library at the University of Dayton, and is home to the International Marian Research Institute, a Pontifical Institute dedicated to Mariology, or the study of Mary.

The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) was founded in 1975 in affiliation with Marianum, a pontifical institute in Rome, allowing students to study in America instead of having to travel to Rome to complete their studies. IMRI's programs include a doctorate in sacred theology (S.T.D.) and licentiate in sacred theology (S.T.L.); students can also earn credits towards a master's degree through the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Dayton.[2]


  • Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute homepage The University of Dayton's Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) is the world's largest repository of books, artwork and artifacts devoted to Mary, the mother of Christ, and a pontifical center of research and scholarship with a vast presence in cyberspace.

University of Dayton's institutional repository, eCommons, is a permanent archive of UD's continuous pursuit of transformative education and world-changing research.


Coordinates: 39°44′25″N 84°10′44″W / 39.740195°N 84.179009°W / 39.740195; -84.179009