Printing is temporarily down at Main Library
Automated phone renewals are now available by calling 919-680-2524 and logging in with your library card number and PIN.

Today’s hours

See all hours >

Have a question?

Get help from a librarian online!

Ask us

Featured events

Play Cafe @ Southwest

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 • 9:45am - 10:30am

Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd)

Morning Crochet

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

North Regional Library

Find more events >

Durham Magazine: Best of Durham 2024 Readers' Favorite.


for voting Durham County Main Library BEST FAMILY OUTING in Durham Magazine’s Best of Durham 2024

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Illustration of a child reading in a tent made of a person-sized book, with a moose and a bear and the moon and stars outside.

Summer Reading 2024

Adventure begins at your library!
June 8 – July 27
For all ages • at all library locations

Dot painting in the shape of an abstract sun.

Upcoming program Kika Ọ̀nà (African Dot Painting)

Thursday, June 27 – 2-4 p.m.
North Regional Library
Learn more and register >

Friendly illustrated beaver sitting on a green hill.

New! StoryWalk® at Beaver Marsh Preserve

Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Beaver Marsh Preserve while also enjoying the book I’m Done and time with friends and/or family! The Beaver Marsh Preserve is open daily, dawn to dusk.

Colorful covers of middle-grade books about summer adventures.

Book list Summer Fun!

NC Kids Digital Library

Online resource NC Kids Digital Library

Ebooks, e-audiobooks, and video for kids! Available through OverDrive and the Libby app – add NC Kids Digital Library as a new library in your Libby settings for access.

Friendly cartoon ice cream cone waving hello and wearing sunglasses.

Scoop! There It Is!

The Durham County Library Ice Cream Crawl
June 7 – August 2

Support your library!

There are lots of ways you can help!

Learn more