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Overview and Mission: Welcome


The Regis University Library is dedicated to providing a full range of library services and resources to Regis students and faculty, without regard to their geographic location.

  • The Dayton Memorial Library (DML) was built in 1966 and is located on the Northwest Denver campus. It underwent a major renovation in 1997.
  • Library collections include:
    • over 393,000 print books, serial backfiles, government documents, bound periodicals, and newspapers
    • over 118,000 ebooks
    • over 13,000 media materials
  • Access to online resources selected to support all Regis programs.
  • Full-text articles and reference information available through licensed databases.
  • Interlibrary Loan services available, usually at no extra charge;we can get articles and books for you whether Regis owns them or not.
  • Article and book delivery services for Regis distance students*.
  • Personal reference and research assistance provided over 70 hours a week from reference desk at Dayton Memorial Library. Assistance by phone (including toll-free access) as well as by e-mail, by chat (available 24/7) and in person.
  • Borrowing privileges and in-house access to library resources for alumni and community patrons at Dayton Memorial Library

*students taking classes at a Regis campus location other than the Northwest Denver campus, or anyone taking an online class or guided independent study who lives more than 10 miles from the Northwest Denver campus.

Mission Statement

The Regis University Library, in support of the University mission, is dedicated to serving the Regis community by providing a full range of library services and resources for academic research and personal enrichment.

These services and resources include:

  • Core print and non-print materials that support all Regis academic programs and services.
    • Order, receive, process, and catalog materials efficiently and accurately following strict professional standards.
    • Maintain archives and special collections that support and enhance the Regis curriculum.
    • License online resources that are available to all students.
    • Continually develop the university's collection of non-print media necessary for teaching and engaging the audio-visual learning experience.
    • Select materials in collaboration with the faculty.
  • Access to materials both within and beyond Regis Library.
    • Maintain reciprocal borrowing and lending arrangements with partner libraries in Colorado and beyond.
    • Promote library resources and services to students and faculty across schools, degree programs, and geographic locations.
    • Create partnerships with public and academic libraries near Regis extended campuses.
    • Provide timely document delivery services.
    • Use techniques and technology of digital media creation for better accessibility to curriculum materials and preservation of historical content.
  • Individual and group instruction in the skills needed to successfully navigate the world of information.
    • Provide library instruction at extended campuses.
    • Provide library instruction through online modules.
    • Provide advice and assistance with the delivery of content used in aural and visual presentations.
    • Assist library users in accessing materials through local, regional, and international catalogs, as well as through online full-text resources.
    • Provide reference assistance in person, by phone, and by e-mail.
    • Create and deliver customized library instruction for classes and other groups.
  • Supporting the University’s mission of service through outreach to the community.
    • Provide community users with general circulation services.
    • Provide access to government publications and local resources to the general public.