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New Limited Hours, All Locations, effective July 7, 2020:

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday - Monday: Closed

Here are some of the changes you can expect at your next visit to the Library:

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You can...

  • Browse the shelves
  • Use self checkout stations
  • Use public computers & laptops
  • Use printers, copiers, scanners, fax
  • Get assistance from Library staff, if you are wearing a mask
  • Bring family or friends, but please limit your group to under 10 people
  • Continue to use Curbside Pickup if you prefer

Sorry, at this time we are unable to...

  • Provide access to our meeting or tutor rooms
  • Provide close assistance to anyone not wearing a mask
  • Offer toys, games, puzzles or craft supplies for children
  • Offer access to gaming systems
  • Offer in-person classes or programs at this time
  • Admit groups of more than 10
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We ask that you..

  • Maintain 6ft distancing
  • Please cover your face and mouth. Masks Required: Masks are available if needed.
    Dayton Metro Library follows the City of Dayton mask mandate requiring children 6 and older to wear a mask.
  • Keep your Library visit to under an hour
  • Place any browsed material on designated carts rather than back on the shelf
  • If visiting as a family or group, keep your group together
  • Please respect the 10 - 11 am hour for vulnerable populations only

We will...

  • Quarantine all returned and/or browsed materials for four (4) days
  • Be wearing masks
  • Provide disposable masks for those who need them
  • Limit capacity in each building
  • Limit computer sessions to 50 minutes
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations
  • Disinfect public equipment and work stations between uses

Have Questions?

Ask Me Line Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
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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 Pickup, or use the convenient DML App on your phone or device. Bagged materials are placed directly into vehicle trunks.*

Using the CURBSIDE FEATURE

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.


Curbside Pickup is available
at all DML Locations

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM


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