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The Main Library


Key Facility Amenities

  • Free public computers with internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi + Tablet/Laptop Lending
  • Digital Learning Tools for Kids 2 - 8 (AWE)
  • Printers and Copiers with Fax and Scanner
  • Interactive Children's, Teen and Tween areas
  • Automated 24-Hour Returns
  • 24-Hour Lobby Lockers for Holds
  • 2 Technology Labs
  • Green Screen Room with A/V equipment
  • 12 Group Study, Tutor and Conference Rooms
  • Table 33 Café - Now Open M-F 9:30am - 3pm
  • 2 Large Community Rooms and Event Spaces
  • 2 Fireplaces and Quiet Reading Rooms
  • The Dayton Room - Local History + more
  • Convenient Parking Garage
  • Opportunity Spaces and Exhibits
  • Government Documents Depository
  • LaunchPoint – Career + Nonprofit Experts
  • Test proctoring (with advance notice to Manager)
  • 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.


On August 5, 2017, the doors of the new Main Library in downtown Dayton opened to the public. Built upon the strong structural core of the 1962 building, the Main Library is four times the size of the previous building. With expansive park and city views, six original art installations, meeting places and gathering spaces of all sorts, the Main Library is a destination for exploration, learning and discovery. Learn more


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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