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New Versions of OverDrive Media Console for Windows

OverDrive, Durham County Library’s ebook and e-audiobook provider, has announced a new version of OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows computers. Both the classic desktop version of OMC for Windows and the Windows 8 app have been updated to provide a better user experience and improved performance. OMC 3.3 for Windows (the classic desktop version) […]

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Catalog Maintenance on Friday, January 24

We will be upgrading our online catalog to a new version on Friday, January 24. The catalog will be unavailable beginning around 10 a.m. The upgrade should be complete by the time the library opens at 2 p.m. During the downtime, patrons will not be able to log in to their library accounts to place holds, renew, or otherwise manage their account. This outage also affects our ebook and e-audiobook system, OverDrive. Patrons will not be able to log in to OverDrive to checkout and download ebooks during the outage.

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Library Closing Early on Tuesday, January 21

Due to the inclement weather, Durham County Library will close at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21. A decision about a possible delayed opening on Wednesday will be made in the morning. Please check the Durham County Library website or call 919-560-0169 for updates.

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New Year, New Device?

December and January typically show a surge in our ebook checkout statistics as people receive new tablets, phones or e-readers for the holidays and get themselves setup with our ebook lending service OverDrive. We have selected thousands of fiction and nonfiction ebooks and e-audiobooks for you to checkout, download and read on your portable device […]

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Stanford L. Warren Branch Closed for Building Repairs

The Stanford L. Warren Branch of Durham County Library will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, for building repairs. The library will reopen on Monday, December 16, with regular hours.

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Call for Book Donations

The Friends of the Durham Library are in need of book donations for the holiday season. “We’re sort of the victims of our own success,” said Jane Goodridge, book sale chair. “We did very well with the Fall Book Sale, and our ongoing satellite sales within the libraries are going so well that we’re actually […]

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North Carolina Collection Honors Donors of Materials

Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection seeks out and makes available materials that no other institution in the world has. The collection has many, many items and saves and preserves materials donated by local individuals and organizations. These materials usually take the form of photographs or papers of individuals and organizations. All kinds of people […]

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Intermittent Network Outages

UPDATE 11/11 5:00 p.m.: Repairs will be made overnight and all should be back to normal before the library opens on Tuesday. We’ll update post again if needed. ——————– UPDATE 11/11 12:00 noon: All library locations are now affected by intermittent outages. No ETA yet on when the problems will be resolved. ——————– UPDATE 11/9 […]

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Friends of the Durham Library Hosts State-Wide Friends Meeting

The Friends of the Durham Library were excited to host the 2013 Friends of the North Carolina Public Libraries (FNCPL) Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Held at Main Library on Saturday, October 26, the FNCPL Annual Meeting brought together Friends from across North Carolina to share ideas about all aspects the organization. A highlight of […]

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Hip-Hop Dance for Teens

Teens, this one’s just for you!! Come out to South Regional Library every Tuesday afternoon this fall for Hip-Hop Dance for Teens — a weekly dance class for teens that will explore modern, contemporary, and hip-hop styles. Students will be dancing to music from current pop, hip-hop and R&B hits. Registration required and signed permission […]

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