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Getting to know the catalog: Hoopla

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 […]

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RBdigital e-audiobooks moving to Overdrive/Libby on 10/21

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 […]

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Getting started with the new library catalog

As of July 2020, we’ve switched over to a new catalog interface, which you can access at 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 […]

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New and improved catalog – launching Monday, 7/6

You asked, we listened – a new, better catalog interface is coming to Durham County Library! Starting Monday, July 6, it will be the default when you search our catalog at You can also go ahead and preview it now at We’re very excited to offer this improved experience, and we hope you’ll […]

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Durham County Library COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, all Durham County Library locations are currently closed for regular public access. While our doors are closed, we are working to provide alternate ways for people to access library resources: Library Take-Out! As of June 16, you can now place holds on books, DVDs, and CDs, and schedule a time to pick […]

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2019 Trustees’ Award Nominations Open

You are invited to nominate a Durham County Library staff member for the annual Trustees’ Award, to be awarded by the Durham County Library Board of Trustees at the Fall Staff Development Day. The nominee should exemplify one (or all) of the following attributes: Exceptional service this year Creativity Dedication to increasing the public’s perception […]

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