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Dayton Metro Libraries to Reopen

Limited Hours, Safety Protocols Implemented

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Starting Tuesday, July 7, all Dayton Metro Library locations will reopen for new, limited hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

Library services, including public computers, printers, copiers, and collections will be available. However, meeting and tutor rooms remain closed. No in-person programming (including classes and storytimes) is taking place, and outside groups are not permitted to use or reserve Library meeting space at this time.

Health and Safety protocols being implemented include:

  • Staff will wear masks; disposable masks will be available for any patron who needs one.
  • The first hour each day, 10 - 11 am, is designated for elderly and medically-compromised populations.
  • Building capacities will be limited.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been installed.
  • Plexiglas dividers have been installed at public service desks.
  • Computer stations have been safely distanced from each other.
  • Staff will disinfect public equipment and work stations between uses.
  • Social distancing and other safety protocols will be maintained.

Curbside Service will continue during these hours for those who prefer to request materials in advance and schedule a time for pickup. Returned materials will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for borrowing. Gaming systems and toys/games/art supplies for children are not available for use at this time.

A full list of services and safety protocols is available at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/reopening.

“Our plans remain flexible and subject to change as we reinstitute library services,” said Tim Kambitsch, DML Executive Director. “As much as we try to anticipate all scenarios, we know that the situation is constantly evolving. Library leadership will continue to monitor trends, while our staff and visitors will play an important role in ensuring and adjusting safety protocols, as necessary.”

For more information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/reopening or call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665. Effective July 20, Ask Me Line Hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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