YOUR Dayton Metro Library Card!

Ohio residents of all ages can apply online for a FREE Dayton Metro Library card.

Completing our online application will give you a Dayton Metro Library eCard, granting you instant access to:

Your 24 7 Branch

Apply Online

  • READ thousands of eBook, eAudiobook, and graphic novel titles from our digital collections!
  • WATCH hundreds of movies and television shows streamed to any device!
  • EXPLORE historical and current local, national, and international newspapers and magazines!
  • LEARN a new skill, language, or hobby from our variety of educational providers!
  • RESEARCH a diverse range of topics using our online databases and resources!
  • UPGRADE to a full Dayton Metro Library card at any DML location (Remember to bring photo ID and proof of address!)

Apply in the Library

To receive a full Dayton Metro Library Card, complete this online application. Then bring your photo ID to the Ask Me Desk at any Dayton Metro Library location to receive your library card.

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

  • Ohio Issued Driver's License or State ID Card
  • Ohio Interim Identification Form
  • Student or Employee Photo ID
  • Armed Forces ID
  • Passport, Resident Alien Card (Green Card), or Consular ID

If your photo ID does not show your current address you will also need to bring proof of address, this can be a bank check, financial statement, utility bill, or rent or mortgage receipt dated within the past 30 days.

A full card provides complete access to all library digital collection materials and resources, plus access to the extensive physical collection at our 17 locations across Montgomery County!

Physical application forms are also available and can be picked up at any location. Bring a completed form and photo ID to an Ask Me Desk to receive your library card.

Don’t have photo ID or proof of address? Stop by the Ask Me Desk or call the Ask Me Line at 937-463-2665 to learn about other library card options.

DML Card Application - Start Here!

Have Questions?

Check out the Library Card FAQs