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Main Library in Downtown Durham Closes January 15, 2017 for Complete Transformation

Durham, NC – Thanks to the passing of a bond referendum on November 8, 2016, Durham County Library’s Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham, is poised to undergo a major expansion and renovation. This much-needed transformation will provide additional space, updated facilities and enhanced technology to Main Library in downtown Durham.

January 15, 2017 is the last day Main Library will be open to the public until the renovation is complete, which is expected to be in early 2019.

Highlights of the planned transformation include a comprehensive literacy and technology center, extensive program and collaboration areas, an outdoor public plaza for events and significant advances in energy efficiency as part of Durham County’s sustainability initiative. More information as well as visual renderings of the new design are available online at

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

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