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All Dayton Metro Library locations will be Closed on Sunday, January 20th and Monday, January 21st. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Highlights of your New Electra C. Doren Branch Library

The Electra C. Doren Branch was the first completed project of the Libraries for a Smarter Future system-wide facilities upgrade, made possible by voter support of a bond issue in 2012.  The beautiful character of the historic building was lovingly maintained, while improving the functionality and increasing public space.

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Children’s Area

  • Early Literacy computer tablets
  • Story Corner with small stage for story time
  • Train mural and train-themed toys

Teen Edge

  • Comfortable seating
  • Laptops that can be checked out for use in the Library

Adult Area

  • Easy to browse collections
  • More computers, improved Wi-Fi, and convenient power outlets

Community Room

  • Accommodates approximately 16 people
  • Equipped with projector and white board
  • Available for use by community groups

Outdoor Courtyard

  • With seating for reading and gatherings
  • Original art by Darren Kall through the ReImaging Works program


Main Branch

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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