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Library Cards & Privileges
- How to get a card at the library
All applicants for a library card must apply in person and show proper identification, such as a current driver's license, a state-issued identification card, a current student identification card, or an armed forces identification card. New library cards will be mailed to the address provided by the patron.
- Lost or Stolen Cards
If your card is lost or stolen, call the Circulation Department immediately at 937.463.BOOK (2665).
- Inter-Library Loan
Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain items not owned by DML from other libraries around the country. You are allowed 10 requests in process at one time. The service takes 2-3 weeks, and with the exception of microfilm, most items can be sent to the branch of your choice for pick-up. Read the complete Inter-Library Loan Policy.
- Homebound Service
Is it hard for you or someone you know to get to the library? We can deliver books, movies and music to your home free of charge! Dayton Metro Library provides this service to adults who have difficulty getting out. Tell us what you would like, and we'll bring it to you. Whether you need us for a few weeks or indefinitely, Homebound Delivery will be there.
- Online Accounts
Using the My Account feature, you are able to view what items you have checked out, what titles you have reserved and what fines you owe the library. To access your account, you need your library card number and a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Library cards and PINs are available at any library location. Card numbers and PINs cannot be issued online.
I returned something that belongs to a different library system. Who do I call?
The items are sent to the Main Library; from there, are then shipped or mailed back to the owning library. Feel free to call 937.463.BOOK (2665) for more information.