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Ancestry Library Edition

An resource for genealogists providing census data, vital records, immigration data, family and military records, legal documents, photos..


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Linkedin Learning

Learn new skills (or keep your skills current) with 4,700+ business, creative and technology courses with expert-led video tutorials.

Gale Business Plan Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

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Holidays and Closures

  • Juneteenth
    Sunday, June 18, 2023 - Monday, June 19, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Fourth of July
    Tuesday, July 4, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day
    Sunday, September 3, 2023 - Monday, September 4, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Staff Day
    Wednesday, September 13, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
    Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Monday, October 9, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 23, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas
    Sunday, December 24, 2023 - Tuesday, December 26, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • New Years
    Sunday, December 31, 2023 - Tuesday, January 2, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Sunday, January 14, 2024 - Monday, January 15, 2024
    Closed All Day

Library Services FAQ

  • All locations have free WIFI. Printers as well as copiers with fax (sends but does not receive) and scanners are also available.

  • Yes, laptops and tablets are available for checkout at all Library Locations for in-Library use to Library card holders.  Visit a laptop dispenser or Ask Me desk use one. 

  • We have rooms that accommodate 2 - 60+ people. You can learn more about the rooms available here. To reserve a room just call our Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.


    1. Reserve the items you want to borrow using our online catalog, or call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 to request materials.
    2. Wait for a text message, email or phone call letting you know when your items are ready for pickup.
    3. Call 937.463.2665 to arrange for pickup at the Library of your choice. Curbside hours at all locations are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 8:30pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 6 pm, and Sunday at the Main Library from 1 - 5pm.
    4. When you arrive, your bagged materials will be placed directly into your vehicle trunk, or you can pick up your marked bag at the Library entrance.

    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.


    Dayton Metro Library Branches have a limited inventory In-Stock of COVID home self-test kits available for pickup. Currently there is a limit of 10 kits per person. Each box contains 1 - 2 tests. Call the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 to make arrangements for this service.

    Free COVID test kits can now be ordered through the United States Postal Service here, opens a new window. Additional resources can be found here, opens a new window.

    Expiration Dates

    In the event a patron has a question or concern about a possible expiration date on their test kit, they may visit, opens a new window. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the down arrow in the “expiration dates” field. Follow the link labeled “BinaxNOW Home tests” or “BinaxNOW Traditional tests.” Each document offers information on expiration date extensions based on the lot number of a kit. We have been getting tests from various brands, if you did not get a BinaxNOW kit, you can also check into iHealthLabs, opens a new window and Acon Labs, opens a new window.

    For further questions regarding the test kits we have available or how to arrange a test kit pick up, please call the Dayton Metro Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

  • Yes! You can print from your own table, phone, or computer using our wireless printing options. You can learn about Wireless Printing here.

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