DML Spring Hours

January 3, 2017 by

Spring Hours:
January 9 – May 7, 2017

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The library and university are closed on January 16th (Martin Luther King, Jr. day), April 14th (Good Friday), and April 16th (Easter Sunday).

Hours for Finals Week

April 18, 2017 by

Time to get your study on! Library hours for finals week:

Sunday, April 30th
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Monday, May 1st – Wednesday, May 3rd
6:30 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 4th
6:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Friday, May 5th
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to check out our stress less activities during the week!

Lois Beebe Hayna, celebrated Colorado poet, died

April 11, 2017 by

Lois Beebe Hayna died on Monday, April 10th at the age of 103.

The author of 10 published books of poetry, she also received the following awards:
The Colorado Author’s League Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
The Colorado Author’s League Best Book of Poetry Award – 2015, 2016
An honorary Doctorate of Letters awarded by Regis University, 2009

Born in Vesper, WI in 1913, she won a scholarship (during the Depression) to the University of Wisconsin. She graduated, married and raised 3 children. For 30 years “I wrote nothing,” she recalled. In 1974, she started teaching poetry, before she stopped teaching the class and joined it, transforming the meetings to a critique group for inspiring each other’s work.

She never looked back, writing essays and poetry up to 2017.

In tribute, the Lois Beebe Hayna Writing Center in the Dayton Memorial Library honors her published works, as well as providing space for reading, writing, and poetry classes.

The Regis University Archives and Special Collections holds the revisions and manuscript drafts of her approximately 43 years of writing: essays about rural life, the Depression, the war effort, short stories, a play, and over 3,000 poems depicting love, hate, death, age and the human condition.

Easter holiday hours

April 5, 2017 by

The Dayton Memorial Library will be closed on Friday, April 14th and Sunday, April 16th. We will have regular hours on Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating Libraries exhibit and events

April 5, 2017 by

National Library Week is April 9th – 15th! Join us in celebrating libraries by attending the Library Fair on Wednesday, April 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We’ll have information booths outside in front of the library, as well as food and giveaways.

Come inside and see the coordinating exhibit in the fireplace lounge, presenting art and artifacts from libraries as well as a gallery of READ posters.

Wiley Online Library downtime 3/25

March 17, 2017 by

Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday 25th March from 01:00 MT for 4 hours for essential maintenance. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Shared Shelf downtime 3/24 – 3/27

March 17, 2017 by

Shared Shelf will be unavailable beginning at 11 p.m. MT on Friday, March 24th, until 7:00 a.m. MT on Monday, March 27th to allow for the release of Shared Shelf version 1.4.

Celebrating 50 years

March 17, 2017 by

Fifty years ago, March 17, 1967, the Dayton Memorial Library was dedicated. The library opened in 1966 and was named The Dayton Memorial Library in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton. Mrs. Dayton’s bequest of $850,000 to the university vitalized a 3-year fund drive begun in 1962 by Fr. Ryan to build a science building and a library, and was the largest bequest at that time in the history of Regis. Archbishop Urban J. Vehr officiated at the dedication.

View a photo album with photos from the dedication and early days of the Dayton Memorial Library.

“Insecure connection” when connecting to My Account

March 6, 2017 by

You may have experienced a message in Firefox or Chrome indicating “Your connection is not secure” or an “Insecure Connection” error when connecting to My Account in the Library catalog:

The error is caused by browsers beginning to roll out a new security measure; each browser is handling the transition a little bit differently. Chrome has been rolling out this new security protocol fairly consistently while in Firefox the new security measure has been rolled out less consistently. We are not seeing the error in Internet Explorer at this time.

You can get around the errors fairly easily with these steps:

In Firefox > On error page click Advanced > click Add Exception > Click Confirm Security Exception

In Chrome > On error page click Advanced > click Proceed to

Website restored

February 28, 2017 by

Our website is restored. The outage was due to the bigger Amazon Web Services S3 outage today.

The library website is currently down. Our vendor is working with their hosting provider to determine what is causing the connectivity problems. We will update this post when the site is back up.

Lumen –
Prospector –
Ereserves –
ILLiad (interlibrary loan) –

Need help accessing a database? Contact the Research Help Desk at

Digital Doodles exhibit

February 24, 2017 by

Doodling has long been regarded as a distraction and a waste of time; not only the doodler’s time, but also the time of anyone who may be attempting to teach the doodler. René L. DeAnda has discovered the hidden helpfulness doodling provides, as her pen acts as a recording device for not only what is being presented, but for recording the energies present in the vicinity as well. Digital Doodles is a compilation of original and digitized doodles; Ms. DeAnda is very excited to share them with you; the exhibit is on display for the month of February.