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What does a 21st century library look like?


Rest assured that your new Dayton Metro Library facilities will still be filled with books arranged in easy-to-browse collections, but we are also making room for other library services to enhance your experience:

  • Dedicated space for Adults, Teens and Children with comfortable lounge and table seating
  • Children's story area and early childhood activities
  • Quiet Reading Area
  • Interactive Marketplace providing handy access to new and popular materials
  • Enhanced technology including more public computers and convenient, upgraded power and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • More rooms of varying size for tutoring, group study, and meetings as well as for programs provided by the library and community partners

Click on the image above to see architectural renderings of some of the first buildings underway, and then tell us what you think.


Facility Information Archive:

Construction Contract Awarded; E.C. Doren Branch - 27 February, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Buys Historic Property for Operations Center - (18 September, 2013)

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects - (10 June, 2013)

Libraries for a Smarter Future - (10 May, 2013)

Why the Arcade is not appropriate for our Main Library (06 May, 2013)

Facility Plan Summary (01 April, 2013)

Facilities for Results (01 April, 2013)




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