The Dayton Metro Library offers more than a paycheck. We offer an attractive benefit package that is dependent upon your position classification and the number of hours worked per week.
Regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the following:
Bus Passes and Parking Reimbursement
Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
In addition to the above listed benefits the following are available to all employees:
Credit Union Membership
Direct Deposit of Payroll Checks
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
We can deliver books, movies and music to your home, free of charge!
Homebound Delivery - The Dayton Metro Library provides this service to adults who have difficulty getting out. Call the Outreach Services staff at (937) 496-8956 to request Homebound Delivery. We will take your requests and set up a delivery time. Deliveries are made every three weeks, and we'll bring as much as you can use in that time. We will pick up whatever you are ready to return and bring a new bag of library materials every three weeks. We'll bring anything you can borrow from the Dayton Metro Library to your door, including regular and large type books, DVDs and videos, music, books on tape and CDs. Whatever your favorite authors, subjects or genres, the Dayton Metro Library has something for you!
- How does it work?
Call the Outreach Services staff at 496-8956 to request Homebound Delivery. We will take your requests and set up a delivery time. Deliveries are made every three weeks, and we'll bring as much as you can use in that time. We will pick up whatever you are ready to return and bring a new bag of library materials every three weeks.
- Can I ask for something specific?
Yes! Tell us what you want, and we will try to get it for you. Also, a feedback survey will be left in your bag of materials each time, and you can write on there anything you want. You can also call, email or fax us your request.
- What if I forget to return something?
We will keep a special card for you at Outreach Services, and no overdue fines will accrue on your Homebound card. If you can't find a book, call us so we can give you extra time to look for it.
The Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees holds monthly meetings. These meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Main Library, 215 East Third Street. Special meetings of the Board may be called and notice of the date, time, location and purpose of any special meetings will be published in the Dayton Daily News and as a part of the Library's web site. Any changes to the date, time and location of a regular meeting will also be on our website.
The general public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Board. Comments by visitors or by the general public are also welcome. If you wish to be added to the agenda, please contact the library at 937-463-2665 at least twenty-four hours in advance.
Download Board Meeting Minutes
The Dayton Metro Library is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work force.
We recruit and hire the most qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
For information on what positions are currently available, visit current employment opportunities.
Attn: Cindi Chibis, Human Resources Manager
Dayton Metro Library
215 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
You may also apply in person at the Community Relations Department at the Main Library or any branch library location during standard business hours or you may fax your resume to (937) 496-4302.
The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library is a nonprofit organization made up of our greatest supporters. They are people who visit their library frequently to check out books, read magazines or look for movies or music. They may have children who use the library for school projects and homework. Maybe they benefit from the library's resources for businesses or job hunters, enjoy free classes and programs or take advantage of our outreach services for seniors. They all have one thing in common - they believe in the importance of the Dayton Metro Library.
The Friends of the Library sponsor an active volunteer program. At several libraries, teen volunteers help to coordinate activities and suggest book and movie purchases. Volunteers at the Main Library enter genealogical information into a database used by researchers throughout the area. Booksale volunteers set up and run two large booksales each year. Other volunteer opportunities are available as well. Click here for more information on volunteering at the library. Click here for the volunteer application.
Membership dues, along with money raised by the Friends of the Library booksales, provide valuable support to the Dayton Metro Library throughout the year. Thanks to financial support from the Friends, the library is able to host activities and make purchases that donate generally fit within the library's budget. In tough financial times, the library depends on the support of the Friends more than ever.
Some of the things financed by the Friends of the Library include:
How do I become a member?
It's easy! Choose the membership level you prefer, complete the registration form then mail it or drop it off at your nearest library.
What are the membership dues?
$5 for individual membership
$10 for family membership
$25 for organizations/Good Friends
$50 True Friend
$100 Best Friend
Your membership is valid for one year, and renewal reminders will be sent when your membership is expiring. Membership dues are tax deductible! Check with your financial advisor.
Feel free to call the Dayton Metro Library's Community Relations Department at (937) 496-8901 if you need more information about the Friends of the Library.