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Dayton Metro Library to temporarily Suspend Library Services

After much deliberation and consideration, the Dayton Metro Library has determined to suspend operations beginning at 6:00 p.m. today, Friday, March 13. Patrons who wish to pick up items on hold, or check out materials, should arrive at their Branch Library prior to 5:45 p.m. The Library’s Pandemic Response Team will regularly evaluate the situation, and concur with authoritative sources to determine the appropriate date to resume Library services. All Branches, Homebound and Outreach services will be impacted.

“We take seriously our role to help stall the spread of the Coronavirus for our patrons, staff and the community,” states Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch. “This temporary suspension of services will help support our larger role of protecting the community’s safety during these unusual times.” - Read More in our FAQs

Coronavirus - Frequently Asked Questions

Wash Your Hands Often + Well

Wet Your Hands WET your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
Wet Your Hands LATHER your hands by rubbing them with saop. Lather the backs, betweeen your fingers, and under your nails.
Wet Your Hands SCRUB your hands for at least 20 seconds. Needs a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
Wet Your Hands RINSE hands well under clean, running water.
Wet Your Hands DRY hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Wet Your Hands DON'T TOUCH your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

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Dayton Metro Library Offers Online Solutions

More people are likely to find themselves at home in the coming days and weeks, as schools and colleges cancel in-person classes, and workplaces reduce hours or access for their employees in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Whether you’re quarantined for Coronavirus, or just home with the flu, Dayton Metro Library has resources you can easily access online, anytime, at These FREE resources are accessible with a Dayton Metro Library card and PIN. People who do not already have DML cards can get an eCard online and have instant access to these digital materials.

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