Library cards are available to all residents of Durham County free of charge. Positive identification (preferably NC driver's license or special ID) with a current address is required. Applications for children under 18 must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian. Library privileges are available to non-residents at a charge of $45.00 per year.
Most material (audiobooks, book/tape sets, books, puzzles and videos) may be borrowed for 21 days and may be renewed five times. DVDs circulate for 7 days but may be renewed five times. Reference materials are not available for circulation but may be used in the library. Reserves may be placed on items that are currently checked out. You will be notified when the item is available. Read more.
You can check your account at any time from the online catalog my account feature. You will need your library card number and your PIN. Your PIN is set to the last four digits of your phone number when you first sign up for a library card. You can change your PIN at any time by selecting the Profile Tab in my account. To change your address or phone information, select the Request Change button. Durham County Library staff will change your address, phone number, or add your email address to your account.
Late fees are calculated at .25¢ per day, per item with a three-day grace period. $1.00 per item charged on the 4th day. Maximum fine is $5.00 per item and $25.00 per library card. Items are declared lost at 40 days overdue. Charges per lost/damaged item equal the cost of replacement plus a $5.00 processing fee. Checkout is allowed if all lost items are returned or replaced and fines/fees on a card are $10.00 or less. Read more.
Renew by Phone
Call 919.680.2524 to renew your books, or go directly to your account.
Library Elf Reminder Service
Last Update: August 1, 2011