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.
Overdue fines are 10 cents per day per item for adult books, movies and CDs. There are no overdue fines for children's books. The maximum overdue fine for any item is $5. If your fines are $10 or more, you will not be allowed to check out anything else until you have paid some or all of the fines. Items checked out and not returned are charged the replacement cost of the item.
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.
This is the place to find the answers to your questions. Interested in how you can register to vote or make copies at your Library? Looking for details on reserving a tutor room, hanging a poster or getting a Library Card? It's all here!
Additional regulations for before and after hours use:
1. Reservation requests must be received at least two weeks in advance for before or after-hours use.
2. A before or after hours Community Room License Agreement must be completed and signed before final approval is given for use of the room.
3. For after hours use, an “end time” for the use of the community room must be designated. Open-ended meeting times are not allowed.
4. A walk through for orientation of the space during regular Library hours will be required prior to the first time use.
5. After hours use is restricted to Community Rooms which have been designed so as to prevent access to the rest of the Library, either by a gate or a locked barrier.
6. Groups approved for before or after hours use should have a designated and trusted contact who is responsible for ensuring the community room is clean, the lights and all electronic equipment is turned off, and the outside exit door is firmly closed and locked when exiting the building.
7. The responsible party will use their assigned one-time use access card to lock the outside door when leaving. The access card must be waved twice past the locking mechanism to work properly.
1. Library programs take precedence over other community room activities. To share community room spaces, the Dayton Metro Library makes every effort to schedule library programs at least ninety (90) days in advance.
2. The community room must be left free of crumbs, waste, etc. The Library provides no equipment or assisting for the serving of refreshments. Each group using a community room is responsible for the setting up of the room and returning the room to the original condition, with trash properly disposed of and table tops cleaned.
3. Library audio-visual equipment may be available at no charge and varies by location, however the Library can provide audio-visual technology support for your event for an hourly rate.
4. Security for before and after hour events is not required, but can be provided by the Dayton Metro Library at an hourly rate.
|Specialty Space||Weekdays up to four hours||Weekdays over four hours||Wednesday or Sunday Night||Saturday and Sunday Daytime||Friday and Saturday Night|
|Atrium||Not Available||Not Available||$750||Not Available||$1500|
|Theater Off Third||$250||$400||$350||$400||$500|
Belmont, 937.463.BOOK, 1041 Watervliet Ave.
Burkhardt, 937.463.BOOK, 4680 Burkhardt Ave.,
Brookville, 937.463.BOOK, 425 Rona Pkwy Dr.
East, 937.463.BOOK, 2008 Wyoming St.
Electra C Doren, 937.463.BOOK, 701 Troy St.
Huber Heights, 937.463.BOOK, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.
Kettering-Moraine, 937.463.BOOK, 3496 Far Hills Ave.
Madden Hills, 937.463.BOOK, 2542 Germantown St.
Miami Township., 937.463.BOOK, 2718 Lyons Rd.
Miamisburg, 937.463.BOOK, 35 S. Fifth St.
New Lebanon, 937.463.BOOK, 715 W. Main St.
Northwest, 937.463.BOOK, 2410 Philadelphia Dr.,
Trotwood, 937.463.BOOK, 651 E. Main St.
Vandalia, 937.463.BOOK, 330 S. Dixie Dr.
Westwood, 937.463.BOOK, 3207 Hoover Ave.
Wilmington-Stroop, 937.463.BOOK, 3980 Wilmington Pk.
Please note that room capacities listed are for auditorium-style chairs only. For set up that includes tables, room capacity is reduced.