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Library Services are Returning

Your Dayton Metro Library is PHASING BACK to NORMAL! We are happy to resume Library services you’ve missed during the past year!

Masks and social distancing are no longer required in the Library; they are optional for anyone (visitors or staff) who prefers them. Below you will find our phased plan for our returning services

Current Hours, All Locations Open: Mon, Tue, Thu: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM | Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Closed Sunday

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  • Quiet Reading Rooms will reopen.
  • All public computer stations will be available.
  • Free, small Meeting Rooms (Tutor Rooms, Quads, Group Study Rooms and Conference Rooms) will reopen. Reservations can be made by calling our Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.
  • Free, in-person Computer Classes will begin being scheduled/offered at select locations.
  • Free, in-person outdoor Pop-Up Programs will be offered at all DML locations.
  • Groups can request Library services at off-site locations, or at any DML location. (Note: groups of visiting children ages 6-12 will need to wear masks until further notice.)
  • The Main Library’s “open conference” area will reopen on the third floor.
  • Food and beverages are once again permitted in the Library.


  • Toys, games, puzzles and craft supplies will be available for children.
  • Gaming systems will be available for tweens and teens.


  • The Main Library’s Green Screen Room and Editing Suites will be available.
  • The Northwest Branch AV/Tech Studio will reopen.
  • AV editing equipment will be available during regular operating hours, at select Branches.
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  • All DML locations will return to our pre-COVID standard operating hours.
         Mon, Tue, Thu | 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
         Wed, Fri, Sat | 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
         Closed Sunday
  • Community Rooms will once again be available during open hours.


  • Reservations open for Community Rooms before-and after-hours use.

Note, you are welcome to...

  • Continue using Curbside Service.
  • Request cleaning of computer stations and surfaces.
  • Request a mask if you find you want to wear one.
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Reserve items you want using our online catalog, or call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 for assistance. You will be notified when your items are ready to be borrowed. At that time, call the Library to make arrangements for Curbside Service, or use the convenient DML App on your phone or device. Bagged materials are placed directly into vehicle trunks.*


on the Library App

Make arrangements for picking up your requested materials - without having to call. If you already have the DML app installed on your phone or device, My Curbside Pickup is activated when you have materials ready for you to borrow. If you need to install the app, search for “Dayton Library” in the App Store, Google Play or Kindle.

  1. When you have items ready for pickup, tap the I’m On My Way button to let us know you’re coming. You’ll be asked to enter what color/type of vehicle you’re in. At this time, we will check the items out to you, bag and label them.
  2. When you arrive at the Library, tap I’m Here! We’ll bring your materials out, place them in your trunk, and you’re off!*

*At some Branch Libraries you may have to park and exit your car to pick up your bagged materials at the Library entrance.

Install the DML App


Expanded Curbside Services!

Copy, Print, Fax + Scan

In addition to picking up Library materials you’ve requested, Curbside Service now includes copying, faxing and scanning. Print items directly from your phone, tablet or computer to the Branch where you want to pick them up using Mobile Print. Call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 to make arrangements for these services.

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