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Main Library's Genealogy Collections to Move

The Dayton Metro Library takes another step toward construction at the Main Library when the Genealogy Collection moves to temporary quarters at 359 Maryland Avenue. Library staff will move collections, equipment, and other materials over a three-day period beginning on Saturday, January 24, 2015, requiring temporary suspension of genealogy services.

When it reopens on Tuesday, January 27, the Dayton Metro Library Genealogy Center at Maryland Avenue will offer collections and services during regular Library hours: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (no Sunday hours).

The Main Library's Local History Room will also close on January 24. Special Collections and other archives will move into temporary storage and will have limited availability throughout the renovation and expansion of the Main Library, which is expected to be complete in summer 2016. Specific items of interest to researchers and patrons can be retrieved with special arrangements by contacting or by calling 937-496-8654.

Popular magazines and newspapers will be located on the first floor of the Main Library and will be fully accessible until the building closes for renovations in May 2015. At that time, the Main Library will operate with limited services and collections at its Operations Center, 120 S. Patterson Boulevard (the former Hauer Music building).

"While we anticipate some inconvenience, we will do our best to provide the high quality services our patrons expect," said Jamie McQuinn, Manager of Special Collections. "We're excited about the changes taking place and eager to see the progress."

Call the Dayton Metro Library at 937-463-BOOK for further information.

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