All Dayton Metro Library locations will be closed on Thursday November 27, 2014 for Thanksgiving Day. Normal hours will resume on Friday November 28, 2014.

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The Library's Mission Statement

The Dayton Metro Library will inform, inspire and enrich our community by linking individuals to information needed for personal success, providing access to a world of imagination and culture and offering convenient and comfortable spaces that enhance exploration and facilitate civic participation.

We are the marketplace of the mind.


The Dayton Metro Library is a county-wide system of the Main Library in downtown Dayton, 20 branch libraries, and Outreach Services. We are one of the oldest and largest public library systems in Ohio, and we're proud to say we rank among the best in the nation! We enjoy the strong support of our community, and we're happy to serve you.



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