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Friends of the Durham Library

The Friends of the Durham Library is nonprofit that helps fund programs, services, and materials at Durham County Library. You can help by becoming a member, attending a book sale at Books Among Friends, and by donating gently used books.

Membership Form (PDF)
2018 Book Sale Schedule (PDF)


Q: What kind of book donations do you accept?
A: We accept gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDS. We do not accept encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes, cassettes or condensed books.

Q: Where and when can I donate books?
A: Donations are accepted at Books Among Friends at Northgate (1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701) on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Access is from the parking lot between Sears and Catherines. Look for the sandwich board sign in front of the access door on Tuesday mornings. For help unloading your car, ring the doorbell to the left of the door. If you have a question, or wish to make arrangements with the Friends for a special donation, email If you have a small number of books to donate, you may also take your donation to any Durham County Library location during regular hours except for Bragtown.
Map of Northgate Mall showing Books Among Friends location next to Sears

Q: Where is Books Among Friends?
A: Books Among Friends is located inside Northgate, 1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701. As you exit Sears into the mall, Books Among Friends is immediately on your right.

Q: When is Books Among Friends open?
A: Books Among Friends does not have regular open hours. The store is open for eight big sales in 2018. See the full schedule here, 2018 Book Sale Schedule (PDF).

Q: Are books for sale by the Friends anywhere besides Books Among Friends?
A: Yes! The Friends sell books every day at all of the regional libraries, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, and at the Durham Co-op Market.

Q: How do I become a member?
A: Fill out this Membership Form (PDF) and mail it in with your membership check or purchase a membership at the door during a members only sale at Books Among Friends. If you have additional questions about membership, call 919-907-1106 or email

2017 – 2018 Friends of the Durham Library Board

Carol Owen, President
Elizabeth Hein, Vice President
Susan Skinner, Treasurer
Felicia A. Leggett, Secretary
Michelle Burton
Robert (Bob) Colver
Jane Goodridge
Shayne Goodrum
Jennifer R. Hill
Amy Kostrewa
Gerri McGuire
Kammie Michael
Tina Oshinski
Leah Rutchick
Elnora Joyner Shields
André Vann
Carol Ann Walters