Using Library Spaces


Reserving Spaces at Your Library

Your Library is the place to meet! There are performance spaces, gathering places, conference rooms, and study areas. Whether you need a small, quiet place to study, a larger room for collaboration, or a venue for an important event – the right size space is available at your Dayton Metro Library.

Review Our Policies: Smaller Rooms  |  Community Rooms, Branch Libraries


Call 937.463.2665 or see branch staff to reserve a space. Fees may apply.

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Before You Reserve a Space, You'll need to know...

  1. Same day reservations are not taken by the Ask Me Line.
    • Same day room use is available on a walkup, first come basis.
  2. Reservations taken no more than 90 days before the event.
  3. Community Room and Event Spaces at the Main Library can be reserved by calling the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665. Charges may apply.

Reservable Free Spaces

  • Tutor Rooms: up to 2 people
  • Quads: up to 4 people
  • Group Study Rooms: 5 - 8 people
  • Conference Rooms: 10 - 35 people, depending upon location
  • Meeting Rooms: 20 - 60 people, depending upon location
  • Tech Spaces (Main Library, Northwest, Southeast, Vandalia, West only)

Special Event Spaces

The MAIN LIBRARY offers unique spaces in addition to Group Study Rooms, Quads, Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms and Technology Spaces. Two versatile performance spaces (The Eichelberger Forum and the Bassani Theater Off Third) are available for concerts, forums, film screenings, author readings, theatrical performances and other cultural events. These venues, as well as the Main Library’s three-story Atrium, Community Rooms and the Board Room, may be rented for private events. For more information about Main Library rental venues, contact Events Manager Kim Dellinger at 937.496.8519 or email at

Meeting Spaces

TUTOR ROOMS, QUADS, GROUP STUDY ROOMS, MEETING ROOMS, CONFERENCE ROOMS, AND TECHNOLOGY SPACES typically offer monitors and white boards, though amenities vary by location. AV recording/editing equipment is also available at many locations with a prior reservation. Anyone age 13 and older (Tech Spaces age 16 and older) may reserve one of these spaces up to 90 days in advance by calling the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665, or in person at the AskMe Desk. Walk-ins are welcome if rooms are not already in use or reserved. See Our Spaces

Community Rooms

COMMUNITY ROOMS are available free of charge during operating Library business hours for anyone over the age of 18. These spaces offer a variety of amenities, such as overhead projectors, integrated sound systems, and whiteboards. Amenities vary by location and should be verified when reserving a space.

All Community Rooms are available for before-and-after Library hours use if reserved at least three weeks in advance. Patrons booking the Community Room must be at least 21 years of age, and reservations can be made up to a year in advance.

Reservations are made by completing a Community Room License agreement at the preferred location. All applicable fees are due at the time of booking. Same day, walk-in reservations are welcome if the Community Room is not in use for a Library program of confirmed reservation. See Our Spaces

AV Resources

The MAIN LIBRARY GREEN SCREEN ROOM and EDITING SUITES provide the tools for video and audio production, with industry standard video, sound and lighting equipment. Produce songs, beats and jingles, as well as import, repair, process and master audio files. The Editing Suites are also equipped with video editing, compression and graphic tools to process video for digital and online destinations.

The GREEN SCREEN ROOM & EDITING SUITES (Main, 2nd Floor) can be reserved in two hour increments, with a maximum of four hours per day. Reserve time in advance by calling 937.463.2665. You may make reservations up to 90 days in advance. Walk-in and Sunday reservations are not available for the Green Screen Room. If there are no other reservations, you may sign up for additional time at the second floor Ask Me Desk. Please note, your reservation may be cancelled if unclaimed within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. Library staff can provide a 5-minute overview. If more in-depth assistance is required, please scheduled a one-on-one session via the Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

The Northwest and West Branch Libraries have a AV LAB that can be reserved similarly to the Main Library AV resources, simply call 937.463.2665 to make your reservation. While the Brookville, Kettering-Moraine, Miamisburg, Miami Township, New Lebanon, Southeast, Vandalia, West Carrollton, and Wilmington-Stroop Branch Libraries have AV CARTS available for public use upon request. It is recommended you call 937.463.2665 and ask to Reserve a Room and an AV Cart at a Your Branch Library and the cart can be moved to the space you have reserved.

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