All DCoL locations will open at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 due to icy conditions.

Computer services

We offer a variety of technology to help you with school, work, and life. If you need help using any of the technology at the library, just ask at the info desk!

Public internet access computers

Computers with internet access are available for public use at all Durham County Library locations.

Wireless internet access

You can connect your own device to the internet at any of our locations. Our wireless internet access is free and does not require a password. Look for the network named “DCo Library Public.” Heads up – our network is an unsecured network.

Hotspots for checkout

Your Durham County Library card lets you borrow a mobile hotspot to take the internet wherever you go!

Printing

Printing is available at all locations. You can send your file to the printer from one of our public computers, or print to a library printer from your own device using our mobile printing service. There is a small fee that can be paid by credit card at Main Library’s adult computers and in cash at our other locations.

Scanners

Scanners are available at each location except for Bragtown Branch Library. Main Library and East Regional have document feeder / flatbed scanners. All other locations have flatbed scanners. Check your location to confirm maximum page size.

Scanning is free of cost. You will need a library card or computer use card to sign on to the scanner computer.

Copiers

Copiers are available at all locations. There is a small fee that can be paid by credit card at Main Library's adult computers and in cash at our other locations.

Fax

Fax machines are available for public use at all Durham County Library locations except for Bragtown Branch Library.

Faxing at Main Library is free of charge.

At our other locations, faxes cost $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each page after that. The fax machines only accept credit cards for payment (not cash). You can check the status of your fax online after sending it.

Maker equipment

Available through STEAM services at Main Library.

3D printing

Create physical 3D models from digital files with printers that melt and extrude plastic layer-by-layer.

CNC machines

Machines that can carve and engrave heavier materials such as plastic, wood, and PVC. Equipment availability coming soon!

Cricut and Cameo / light-cutting machines

Do-it-yourself machines that cut a wide variety of lighter materials such as papers, vinyl, and fabric. Equipment availability coming soon!

Laser cutter / heavy-cutting machine

An easy-to-use machine that can cut, score, and/or engrave many different heavier materials such as wood, cardboard, and some plastics. Equipment availability coming soon!

Poster printer

High-quality prints for all of your poster needs.

Sewing machine

A machine for all of your stitching, fixing, and fabric creation needs. SINGER 4423, 15.5 x 6.25 x 12 inches. Equipment availability coming soon!

Assistive technology

To make sure that everyone can access our services and resources, we have a range of assistive technologies available to use.

The Tech Mobile: a large vehicle with open doors and extended canopies

The Tech Mobile

A giant vehicle the size of a large RV, the Tech Mobile is loaded with all sorts of technology that's ready to hit the road. It can serve as a mobile hotspot in the community, offer STEAM programming and computer classes, let you host a meeting in our meeting space, and much more!

Upcoming computer classes

FULL: Computer Assistance at Bragtown Branch Library

Thursday, January 27, 2022 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Bragtown Branch Library

Have questions about your new smartphone or laptop? Need a little practice on Gmail or ZOOM? Then this is the program for you! FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 919-560-0210. *Registration is highly Recommended

Ages: Intergenerational, Senior Citizen

Computer Class: Internet Basics

Wednesday, February 02, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Virtual

Join us for a class that covers internet basics. This class is for new computer users who would like to learn how to use the Internet. We will learn how to open a web browser, how to navigate to different sites, and how to search the web using a...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen

Registration required

Computer Class: Email Basics

Wednesday, February 09, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Virtual

Join us for a class that covers email basics. This class will help you set up a Gmail email account and learn how to use it. By the end of the class, you will know how to login, create and send emails, attach files to an email, and add people to your...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen

Registration required

Computer Class: Smartphone Basics

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Virtual

Join us for a class that covers smartphone basics. This class is for smartphone users. We will go over what a smartphone is, how to use a touch screen, how to take a photo, and send a text....

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen

Registration required

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