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YOUR MAIN LIBRARY


Since 1888, the hub of Dayton Metro Library has been situated in Cooper Park in downtown Dayton.  While the location has remained constant, the Library and its facilities have evolved to meet the changing needs of our community.  The Main Library is constructed around the solid structural core of the 1960s building.  With the addition of a three-story tower and the relocation of administrative and support offices to the Operations Center on Patterson Boulevard, the 224,000 square foot Main Library is a civic commons designed inform, inspire and enrich our community for decades to come.

BRIDGE-THEMED CHILDREN’S AREA

  • Charming, climbable bridge portal
  • Hands-on learning technology and manipulatives
  • Story Corner with seating for storytimes
  • Enclosed outdoor patio
  • Creativity Space for programs and activities



ACCOMMODATING SPACES

  • The Eichelberger Forum performance space
  • Bassani Theater Off Third black box theater
  • Conference, Collaboration and Small Group Study Rooms
  • Opportunity Spaces for longer-term residency
  • The Berry Quiet Reading Room
  • Dedicated areas for Children, Tweens and Teens
  • Table 33 Café (opening soon)
  • Comfortable and stunning views throughout

 

 

MODERN TECHNOLOGY

  • More than 130 computers with internet access for public use
  • 1000 mb/s internet service
  • Laptop Dispensers and iPad lending
  • Green Screen Room with audio/video recording and editing equipment
  • AWE computers and tablets with educational software for children
  • Touchscreen catalog monitors
  • Technology Labs with laptops and desktops for classroom instruction

 

 

UNIQUE AMENITIES

  • Beautiful, light-filled, three story Atrium
  • LAUNCH Point resources for business, nonprofits and workforce development
  • The Dayton Room local history collection
  • Extensive Genealogy resources
  • Holds Lockers for convenient pick up of reserves
  • Limited parking beneath the Library
  • Fireplaces with tables and seating
  • Six original art installations

 

 


The Main Library Design, through Construction


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