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Need information? Look no further. From history to health and languages to law, we have more than 50 different databases offering free, reliable, current information. Please note, some databases require your library card and PIN to access outside the Library. Explore all databases.


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Black Freedom Struggle

Free and open source - no library card required! Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. This resource supports students from middle school through college, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle.

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Free Online Tutoring + more

Students, need homework help now? You got it! HelpNow offers FREE live, online tutoring, collaboration, and study tools. Especially helpful for students in middle and high school grades - give it a try!

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The Dayton Room - Local History + Genealogy

For more information about The local history collections at the Dayton Metro Library, call 937.463.2665 and ask for The Dayton Room, or email

The Dayton RoomTHE DAYTON ROOM at the Main Library, houses more than 200 years of historical materials about Dayton, Montgomery County and the Miami Valley area. The Collection includes books, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, maps, manuscripts, postcards, videos and more. Many of our historic images can also be found in Dayton Remembers, our online digital image database. Flatbed and cradle scanners in The Dayton Room are available to help you digitize your own family documents, photos and history. The Dayton Room is located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library.

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