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Yes we do. All locations have free WIFI.
Meeting rooms are free to eligible non-profit organizations. After you have read the Meeting Room Policy, you can reserve a room by calling 937.463.2665 (BOOK). Please be prepared to give the dates and times you need a room, with a few options on dates in case the room is unavailable. Also, you will need to give the number of people expected to attend and a contact name and phone number. If there are any questions about your group’s non-profit status, you may be asked to furnish proof. Booking ahead gives you the chance to reserve your preferred time.
Any resident of the state of Ohio can receive a Dayton Metro Library Card for free. A non-Ohio resident can receive a Card for $25 a year. You can apply for a Library Card in person. When applying in person, please show valid photo identification, such as a driver's license, a state issued identification card, a current student card, or an armed forces identification card. If your ID does not have your current address, please bring verification of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement. You must bring the card in with identification for account verification before checking out library materials.
There is no minimum age requirement to have a Library Card. A parent or legal guardian must sign the card application for anyone under the age of 18. Special Library Cards are available for children participating in our Summer Reading Club.
All new Library Card users will have a ten-item limit for the first eight weeks of membership.
Special cards are also available for teachers, businesses and organizations. Please ask at the library for details.
Can I return my materials to any Branch Library?
Yes, you can return items to any Dayton Metro Library, regardless of which Branch you checked them out from originally.
Yes, you can return items to any Dayton Metro Library, regardless of which library you checked them out from originally.
From January to April each year, we have printed copies of the basic federal and state forms. Other forms are available on the Internet.
Sorry, librarians are experts on finding information but not doing taxes. We can help you find books and Internet sites on taxes but cannot provide any tax assistance or advice.
The world of free digital media is available at the Library and it is easy to use. Just click on the Overdive icon on our home page, look on the left side of the homepage under 'Fast Finds'. You will see a wide selection of titles. For complete, easy instructions, just click on the help tab. You can be listening to your new audio book in minutes!
Location is listed at the top of the page. You can use the map to find a branch near you or use the sorting tools under the map to see further details. Click here for a list of locations and addresses. You can also get driving directions to each location.
You can renew on-line by going to My Account (link is located in the upper right corner of the page) and entering your Library Card number and PIN (personal identification number). If you don't have a PIN, please stop by any Branch and choose your four digit number. Once logged in, click on 'Items Out' on the right hand side of the page.
You can renew over the phone by calling your local branch library or 937.463.2663 (BOOK). Please have your Library Card number with you when you call. You can also renew in person at any library.
Most items can be renewed up to five times unless someone has requested that title. Some newer items cannot be renewed.
Effective January 1, 2018, there are no overdue fines for Dayton Metro Library materials.
Items checked out and not returned within 21 days past the due date are considered lost and the borrower will be charged the replacement cost of the item.
If the item is not returned within 35 days past the due date, the account is turned over to collections and an additional $10 fee is assessed to the borrower.
If a library card account has $10 or more in charges, the account holder will be blocked from checkout until sufficient payment is made.
Most locations have printers as well as copiers with fax and scanner. To see if a location near you has what you need check out our location amenities.
The Dayton Metro Library Community Rooms are available at no charge* for nonprofit organizations when the room is not being used for Library related activities. Community Rooms are available to for-profit groups and organizations for private events in accordance with this policy.
Nonprofit Organization: For purposes of this policy, a “non-profit organization” is defined as a group that is eligible for tax-exempt status under sections 501(c) (3)-(11) of the Internal Revenue Code. In cases where a group’s eligibility for tax exempt status under section 501(c) (3)-(11) is not readily apparent, proof of tax-exempt status may be required to establish eligibility for fee waiver.
|Specialty Space||Weekdays up to four hours||Weekdays over four hours||Wednesday or Sunday Night*||Saturday and Sunday Daytime (up to 4 hours)
||Friday and Saturday Night*|
|Atrium||Not Available||Not Available||$750||Not Available||$1500|
|Bassani Theater Off Third||$250||$400||$350||$400||$500|
|Community Room A||$100||$150||Not Available||$100||Not Available|
|Community Room B||$75||$125||Not Available||$75||Not Available|
|Community Roms A and B||$175||$275||$350||$175||$400|
|The Board Room (includes The Balcony)||$275||$350||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
Before or after hours fees may apply, up to $100/hour. Premiums may apply for intricate events. Multiple Room discounts may apply. Prices are subject to change. Prices updated 8/9/17
All monies are refunded if the event is cancelled by the applicant more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the event. Repeated cancellations may result in future requests being denied.
When a fee is required for use of the Main Library meeting spaces or audio-visual services, full payment is due thirty (30) days prior to the meeting or event.
Inside thirty (30) days, full payment is due at the time of signing the Community Room License Agreement.
The Dayton Metro Library Tutor Rooms, Quads, Group Study Rooms and Conference Rooms at the Main Library and at Branch Libraries are available at no charge for public gatherings of civic, informational, cultural or educational character, such as study groups, local nonprofit board meetings, and other functions when the room is not being used for Library related activities.
Belmont, 937.463.2665, 1041 Watervliet Ave.
Brookville, 937.463.2665, 120 Blue Pride Dr.
Burkhardt, 937.463.2665, 4680 Burkhardt Ave.,
East, 937.463.2665, 2008 Wyoming St.
Electra C Doren, 937.463.2665, 701 Troy St.
Huber Heights, 937.463.2665, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.
Kettering-Moraine, 937.463.2665, 3496 Far Hills Ave.
Madden Hills, 937.463.2665, 2542 Germantown St.
Main Library, 937.463.2665, 215 E Third St.
Miami Township., 937.463.2665, 2718 Lyons Rd.
Miamisburg, 937.463.2665, 545 E. Linden Ave.
New Lebanon, 937.463.2665, 715 W. Main St.
Northwest, 937.463.2665, 2410 Philadelphia Dr.,
Trotwood, 937.463.2665, 651 E. Main St.
Vandalia, 937.463.2665, 330 S. Dixie Dr.
Westwood, 937.463.2665, 3207 Hoover Ave.
Please note that room capacities listed are for auditorium-style chairs only. For set up that includes tables, room capacity is reduced.