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Highlights of your New Electra C. Doren Branch Library

The Electra C. Doren Branch was the first completed project of the Libraries for a Smarter Future system-wide facilities upgrade, made possible by voter support of a bond issue in 2012.  The beautiful character of the historic building was lovingly maintained, while improving the functionality and increasing public space.

Children’s Area

  • Early Literacy computer tablets
  • Story Corner with small stage for story time
  • Train mural and train-themed toys

Teen Edge

  • Comfortable seating
  • Laptops that can be checked out for use in the Library

Adult Area

  • Easy to browse collections
  • More computers, improved Wi-Fi, and convenient power outlets

Community Room

  • Accommodates approximately 16 people
  • Equipped with projector and white board
  • Available for use by community groups

Outdoor Courtyard

  • With seating for reading and gatherings
  • Original art by Darren Kall through the ReImaging Works program


Main Branch

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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