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Holidays and Closures

  • Juneteenth
    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Independence Day
    Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day
    Sunday, September 1, 2024 - Monday, September 2, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day
    Sunday, October 13, 2024 - Monday, October 14, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Veteran's Day
    Sunday, November 10, 2024 - Monday, November 11, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 28, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas
    Tuesday, December 24, 2024 - Wednesday, December 25, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • New Years
    Tuesday, December 31, 2024 - Wednesday, January 1, 2025
    Closed All Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Sunday, January 19, 2025 - Monday, January 20, 2025
    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. Rooms can be reserved online up to 90 days in advance, by calling our AskMe Line at 937.463.2665, or by seeing a branch staff member to reserve a space. Fees may apply.


    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.


    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, Dayton Metro Library is pleased to provide proctoring services. Although we do not charge for this service, we will be happy to accept donations on behalf of the Friends of the Library.

    Proctoring services are available at all Dayton Metro Library locations, please call our Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665 for assistance.

    The Library Is Able To:

    • Proctor exams for individual students who have made advance arrangements, dependent on the library’s circumstances.
    • Serve as delivery and pickup point for mailed exams.
    • Proctor online exams at some locations. Call 937.463.2665 for information.
    • Provide a contact person (the proctor) to schedule the exam, verify the student’s ID and certify that the student has taken the exam within the specified time.
    • Return the completed exam back to the institution, via any prepaid method.
    • Return exams via fax for a small fee.

    The Library Is NOT Able To:

    • Accommodate requests for walk-in or unscheduled proctoring.
    • Provide a staff member to continuously monitor the exam, or verify that the student had no access to materials or assistance.
    • Provide a private place for exams at all proctoring locations. Call your library to see if a private place is available.
    • Contact the testing institution to clarify procedural questions or return uncompleted exams to the institution.
    • Grade exams.
    • Guarantee that the correct material has been received by the library, or that completed exams will be received by the testing institution by a specified date.
    • Provide postage or envelopes for returning exam materials to the testing institution.
    • Provide personal information about the proctor, such as social security numbers, home phone, etc.
    • Pay for any costs related to this service.

    The Student Will:

    • Verify that the testing institution accepts all library proctoring policies outlined herein. Institutions may check our website for further information.
    • Call to verify that the library location has received the examination.
    • Allow sufficient time to take the examination before the deadline that has been established by the institution or association; the library will hold tests for 60 days or the test's stated deadline.
    • Bring appropriate photo ID to the library on the scheduled exam day.
    • Come prepared with the necessary or required supplies to take the examination.
    • Provide postage in the event the institution has not enclosed a return, prepaid envelope.
    • Allow 7-10 days for normal U.S. mail delivery arrangements to return the completed exam to the institution.
    • Call the library during inclement weather to verify that the library will be open during the specified exam time.
  • 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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