About the Library

Dayton Public Library has many things to offer: 

  • Public-use computers
  • Wireless internet
  • eBooks and electronic audio books available through OverDrive (BRIDGES is our state-wide consortium that purchases OverDrive platform and eBooks)
  • FAX INCOMING 10 cents per page
  • FAX OUTGOING $1 first page; 25 cents per additional page; no charge for cover sheet or toll-free numbers
  • Copy machine [10 cents per page]
  • LaserJet printer [first 10 pages free; then .10 per page]
  • Scanner
  • Books:  picture, beginning/easy readers, early chapter books, middle school, young adult, large print, Christian fiction, NY Times best sellers, westerns, romance, non-fiction, biography, juvenile non-fiction, suspense, thriller, fantasy, cozy mystery 
  • Audio books (on CD)
  • DVD rentals:  New DVDs weekly [$1 per DVD for 2-3 days]
  • Gale, Credo and Transparent Language for research/online periodicals
  • Learning Express - achieve your educational and career goals:  adult learning center/college prep/career center/high school equivalency/practice tests/available in Spanish
  • Puzzles
  • Over 30 periodicals (see listing under "Magazines")
  • Dayton Review, Dayton Leader, and daily Fort Dodge Messenger
  • Summer reading program + summer story time
  • InterLibrary Loans: If we don't have the book you're looking for, we can borrow it from another library in the State of Iowa.
  • Web-based circulation system interacts with Fort Dodge, Lehigh, Callender, Gowrie, Duncombe, Harcourt, Lake City, Stratford, among dozens of others.  You may use your Dayton library card at any of the libraries in Webster County.
  • Open Monday / Wednesday / Friday 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday 9 am - noon
    [Closed some holidays. Inclement weather policy in place. See "policies" and "calendar" tabs on our web site.]
  • E-mail us with comments, ideas, or suggestions:  dpl@lvcta.com  We take purchasing suggestions!


22 First Street NW Dayton, IA 50530  |  Phone: 515-547-2700
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