Automated phone renewals are now available by calling 919-680-2524 and logging in with your library card number and PIN.

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.

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.

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. 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 yellow school bus or 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

Curso Básico de Computación (en Español)

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

¡Aprende sobre computadoras! Nuestras clases prácticas de computación para principiantes le ayudarán a comenzar a usar computadoras e Internet....

Ages: Adult

Registration full. Join the waitlist >

Drop-In Tech Help

Thursday, July 25, 2024 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave) (South Conference Room)

Need some one on one help with technology? We can help! Some of the things we can help you with include: ...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Basic Computer Skills: Mousercise!

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave) (South Conference Room)

This is a BASIC computer class for individuals learning how to use computers who need practice with using the mouse. Mousercise exercises will boost confidence, and improve dexterity and accuracy while using a mouse....

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

Registration required

Book A Librarian

Monday, August 12, 2024 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave)

Need some one on one help with technology?  We can help!  Sign up for this one hour session for help with...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Registration full.

This Cant Be Real: Avoiding Scams And Misinformation In The Age of AI

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Library (Innovation Lab)

Depending on who you ask, AI will either bring about doom or a new era of prosperity. Have your questions answered on how generative AI works, how it is being utilized, and its implications for the arts and information sciences. Learn to recognize...

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

Registration required

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