In honor of Black History Month, we’ve gathered these resources from the library’s collection for you to explore. History resources Explore our historical archives to learn more about Black history in Durham and the Black history of Durham County Library: Civil Rights Heritage Project A collection of photographs and stories about the Civil Rights Movement […]
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Durham County Library leadership learned on January 14, 2021 that a staff member who is assigned to East Regional Library received a positive test result for COVID-19. East Regional will be closed for a minimum of 72 hours, during which time the building will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Durham County Library is excited to announce that we have expanded hours for Library Take-Out! service at our regional and branch libraries. We hope that by extending the hours for this service, we can provide more support for our community and increase access to our physical materials.
Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection (NCC) is excited to announce our newly redesigned exhibition website for the Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project (DCRHP). This project was completed in collaboration with Savas Labs, who donated their time and talent for this initiative.
When you search in the catalog, you may see some items that say they’re available through Hoopla. Here’s what that means. Hoopla is a second digital collection that we offer, separate from what’s in OverDrive. Hoopla items previously weren’t searchable in the catalog, but we’ve recently added them there to make them more findable. Hoopla […]
The catalog lets you view and manage your account activity, including holds and checkouts. To access these options, you can start with the blue button at the top right of the site – it should say Log In / My DCoL if you’re not logged in yet, or your username if you are. When you […]
The new catalog offers two ways to keep track of books and other items you’re interested in: shelves and lists. Shelves The idea of shelves may be familiar if you’ve used Goodreads or something similar. The shelves in the catalog are an optional tool to let you keep track of your own reading if you […]
OverDrive has acquired RBmedia’s library business, RBdigital. This means that RBdigital e-audiobooks will transfer from the RBdigital site and app to OverDrive/Libby. Our migration date, originally set for October 15, 2020, has now been postponed until October 21. Patron holds, wish lists, and previous checkout history will not transfer from RB Digital to Overdrive. Holds […]
When you place a hold in the catalog, you can choose the location where you’ll pick up your items. You can either set a preferred location that will be used by default, or choose a location each time you place a hold. Once you’ve placed a hold, you can’t change the pickup location online – […]
As of July 2020, we’ve switched over to a new catalog interface, which you can access at https://durhamcounty.bibliocommons.com/. All of your account information from the old catalog remains the same, including holds, checkouts, and settings. The new catalog also offers similar functionality to the old one, including searching, requesting items, and managing your account. Here […]