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Service Is at the Heart of Your Library

From traditional Library services, such as Library Card applications and interlibrary loan, to some of the more unique services, such as voter registration and Community Room reservations, Dayton Metro Library strives to offer services that support our mission to inform, inspire, and enrich our community.

Borrowing Materials

Our collection is the soul of the Dayton Metro Library and it’s what has kept people coming back. We’re proud of our history, but we’re looking to the future to serve our patrons with a diverse and comprehensive collection. An extensive digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on OverDrive, magazines through RBDigital, music and video on Hoopla, and premium research databases complements our physical collection of more than 1 million items. Plus, Interlibrary Loan is available for those hard to find items.

Learn More About Borrowing Policies + Fees

Get a Library Card

Start your journey here – it’s the key to all you’ll need. A library card is a gateway into all of our library resources from our physical books to online streaming media. Visit any branch with proper identification to get your Library card. Learn More

Community Rooms

The Library offers meeting rooms, tutoring spaces and more at each of the Branches. See what’s available at your Branch and learn about our reservation policies.


Outreach Services

The Library goes beyond the walls of our Branches. Reaching out to preschoolers who don’t have a school library, homebound seniors who need a little more support, and residents all across the County as special events, our Outreach Services bring the Library to you. Visit our outreach page to learn about this important program and see where we’ll be next. Learn More About Outreach
Centers of Excellence

Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, Educators and Parents interested in Early Childhood Literacy and Nonprofit Professionals will find specially-designated Centers of Excellence with the resources, information, services, and support needed to take the next big step.

Important Forms

You’ll need a form to register to vote, become a Golden Buckeye, or prepare your state or federal taxes. The Library is your resource for these and more. Come into any Branch to get these forms or print them out at home.

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