In light of Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order and the North Carolina State of Emergency, effective 3/15 all Durham County Library locations are closed to the public until further notice.
While our doors are closed, you can still check out our online resources, including ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, and more.
If you have an existing Durham County Library card, you can sign in to online resources with your account number and PIN. Your account number is the full 14-digit number from the back of your card, starting with 2345, entered with no spaces. If you don’t know your PIN, try the last 4 digits of the phone number associated with your account – if that doesn’t work, get in touch.
To make sure that all cardholders are able to access our online resources, while our locations are closed, we are temporarily removing checkout restrictions based on previously accumulated fines. Even if you have $10+ of fines on your account, you will be able to use our online resources during this closure.
Don’t have a card?
Are you a Durham County resident without a library card? You can use your mobile phone number to sign up for a temporary card that will let you get ebooks and e-audiobooks through OverDrive / Libby. Your access will work as long as the library is closed (after that, you’ll need to come in to make your card permanent). Learn more, or sign up for a temporary online card.
Durham Public Schools students
Did you know that you can access Durham County Library’s ebooks, e-audiobooks, and more using your Durham Public Schools student ID number? Now is the perfect time to try it out – learn more about access for DPS students.
What to do with library items
No fines will be accrued on items you have checked out, retroactive to March 6, 2020.
Holds on library resources will be suspended.
Your patience is requested while we work to reflect these updates to the tracking system.
For everyone’s safety, we have closed the book drops. Please enjoy those books a little longer. 😊
Book donations to the Friends of the Durham Library are also on hold until further notice.
The decision to close our libraries was a very difficult call; however, our commitment to the safety of staff and customers is foremost.
We will let you know as additional information becomes available.
-Your family at the Durham County Library
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