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.
Early site work is scheduled to begin outside the Main Library in October 2014. This will necessitate closing the drive-through window; we apologize for the inconvenience. Around March 2015 the Main Library will be completely vacated for the reconstruction and expansion. Library services including books, AV, and computers will be available to the public at a temporary location in the future library operations center (formerly the Hauer Building) at 120 S. Patterson Boulevard, one block south of the Main Library. The grand opening will take place in the spring of 2016.
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28,000 sq. ft.
100,000 sq. ft.
Moving "behind-the-scenes" staff functions such as Collection Development and IT to an offsite operations center is making a big gain in public space at the Main Library possible.