Digital Collections

Digital CollectionsThe University Library is pleased to provide access to a number of digital collections published at Xavier University. These collections typically contain the scholarly, historical, and pedagogical works of faculty, staff, and students at Xavier University. The library welcomes suggestions for additional Xavier University collections that could be digitized and benefit the Xavier community.


Most of the library's digital collections are accessible to the world and can be found on one of the following platforms:

  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) Center (a database of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations submitted by graduate students matriculating at higher education institutions in Ohio. It is produced by participating Ohio colleges and universities and world-wide access is provided by  OhioLINK)
  • Exhibit the University’s institutional repository, gathers, preserves, and provides access to the scholarship, creative works, and records of the Xavier University community. It contains faculty and student scholarship, yearbooks, and a wide variety of materials from the library’s archives and special collections .


  • Archives: Fr. Thomas Kennealy, University Archivist, McDonald Library 308,, 513 745-4822
  • Institutional Repository: Christian Sheehy, Digital Initiatives Librarian, McDonald Library 112,, 513 745-2028
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations: Vicki Young, Head, Instruction and Reference Services, McDonald Library 209,, 513 745-4804
  • Special Collections: Marty Ferrell, Head, Collection Development, Special Collections & Preservation, McDonald Library 210,, 513 745-4806