The Main Library in Downtown Dayton will be renovated and expanded at the current location in Cooper Park. The renovation will create an underground parking area for patrons on the lower levels of the building.
The Main Library renovation will span all four segments due to its size and complexity, with a grand opening anticipated for late 2016 or early 2017. The new operations center and a temporary storefront location during construction will allow us to continue to provide library services throughout the process. Public input sessions will begin in the third quarter of 2013.
Three interactive Community Forums are planned for the Main Library. All sessions will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.
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28,000 sq. ft.
100,000 sq. ft.
Moving "behind-the-scenes" staff functions such as Collection Developement and IT to an offsite operations center is making a big gain in public space at the Main Library possible.