Printing is currently unavailable at Main Library and East Regional Library.
Due to an ongoing maintenance issue at Southwest Regional Library, a section of the children's area is currently unavailable to both staff and patrons until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Behind-the-scenes software update - you can now log in to the online catalog, view your account, and place holds. Phone renewals are not available yet - for now, you can renew online or by contacting us.

For adults

The library is not just for kids (although we love them) and not just about books (although we’ve got them). We offer a wide range of adult-specific programs and services created to inspire lives and transform our community. Wherever you are in life, we’re there for you.

At the library, you can:

There’s something for everyone – come check us out!

Upcoming events

Baby and Me Lapsit Time!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library (Main Children's Programming Room)

Come join us for stories, music, hand rhymes, bubbles and lots of fun! This 30-minute storytime at the Main Library Children's Area is designed for infants to 23 months, with colorful stories, happy songs and playthings to draw their attention....

Ages: Baby, Intergenerational

Over 50 Crowd

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 10:00am - 11:30am

East Regional Library (East Study Room #1)


Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Morning Crochet

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

North Regional Library (North Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the morning Crochet Club!...

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

Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm

North Regional Library (North Study Room #1)

Join Oma for a Spanish class made especially for seniors! We will learn vocabulary, history, and culture in a fun, supportive environment. Registration is required. Email for more information. 

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

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Meet the adult services librarians

Tagged file folders representing Emily's many library interests and activities, including book clubs, the volunteer fair, and more


Location: North Regional Library

Emily is a native of Ohio who loves living in Durham. Her favorite resource on this website is NoveList Plus, an amazing place to go for book recommendations, series order, and so much more! A few of Emily’s other favorite things: LIBRARIES, reading, walking, helping people, cats, more reading, book clubs, and bringing interesting people from the community into the library to share useful information. Also reading.

Pronouns: she/her

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