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Adapting to the Challenges of COVID-19

In spring 2020, shortly after the libraries closed due to the pandemic, Daniel Davis, Technology Support Analyst, and Stephanie Bonestell, Public Relations Officer, teamed up to create almost 400 3-D printed face shields for Durham County first responders. …more

In the first week the library was closed due to COVID-19, circulation of all Durham County Library OverDrive collections rose 32% over the prior week. In the month after the library …more

After suspending fines in March 2020 following the library closures due to the pandemic, Durham County Library was thrilled to announce in July that our libraries are now fine free. Effective July 1, 2020, library users are no longer …more

In order to continue to provide access to the library’s physical collection, on June 16, 2020, Durham County Library launched Library Take-Out! The service allows customers to place holds on books, DVDs, and CDs, and schedule a time to pick them up …more

Durham County’s Bragtown Branch Library reopened Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with a day full of activities and celebration. While all the libraries closed a few days later on March 15, 2020 due to the pandemic, the reopening …more

NYCU: Durham County is managing COVID-19 and remnants of the cyber malware attack. Has one impacted your position more than the other?
Patrick: The malware attack felt catastrophic at first, but …more

Following the library locations’ closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Durham County Library began creating and sharing virtual programs to keep …more