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Main Library

The Temporary Main Library is open with limited service while materials and equipement are being setup at the new Main Library facility. Temporary Main is open for computer use and hold pickup from July 10 thru August 2, 2017.

The Main Library Open House will be on Saturday, August 5, 2017, Noon to 5 p.m. Regular open hours start Sunday, August 6.


Key Facility Amenities

  • Free public computers with internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi - Copiers and Printers
  • Computer Lab for class and one-on-one instruction
  • Test proctoring (with advance notice to Manager)
  • Nonprofit Center of Excellence
  • Small Business Center of Excellence
  • Government Documents Depository
  • Book clubs and new adult readers collection

Branch Manager, Kimber Fox

Branch Manager, Kimber Fox

Kimber Fox joined the Dayton Metro Library in May, 2017. A seasoned manager, she was former library director for two Army libraries: Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Benning, Georgia. She has experience in both public and academic libraries. Before completing her Masters in Library Science degree at Indiana University in 2005, she was a Human Resources professional. Her range of experience, including overseeing youth, information, and circulation services, as well as implementing a patron-focused approach to customer service, guides the new Main Library forward.

Staff - Branch Highlight

The Main Library has over 50 full time staff members and dozens of library aides. Main Library staff specialize in business resources, non-profit resources, genealogy, computer training, local history, and audio-visual materials. The Main Library offers dozens of programs each month for adults, teens, and youth.

Community Connection

The Library is an active partner in the growth and development of the region. Working closely with the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Downtown Dayton Priority Board, Five Rivers Metro Parks, Learn to Earn Dayton, ReadySetSOAR, SCORE, The Job Center, Welcome Dayton, Project Read, Montgomery County Public Health Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Genealogy Society, and The Dayton Foundation, the Library offers programming, resources, and partnership for all ages and every stage of education, empowerment, and engagement.


Main Construction of the new Main Library is underway. The state-of-the-art facility will provide more than four times the public space with amenities sure to make it a regional destination. During the transformation, library services are being provided out of a Temporary Downtown Branch at 120 S. Patterson Boulevard. The grand opening is expected to be occur in the summer of 2017. Learn more

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