South Regional Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, January 31.

East Regional Library

East Regional Library

211 Lick Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703

We're inside the Lakeside portion of the Grove Park neighborhood, just past the fire station.


This week’s hours

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Sunday Closed Monday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Getting here

Bus routes

GoDurham 3B

The nearest bus stop is on the corner of Mineral Springs Rd. and Highway 98 - it's about a 1/2 mile walk east on Highway 98.

Bike racks

To the right of the entrance, past the brick sign that says “East Regional Library”


Large free lot


  • 24-hour exterior book drop
  • Single-occupant all-gender restroom
  • Infant changing stations
  • Bookable rooms


  • Public internet access computers

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

    Public internet access computers details
  • 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!

    Hotspots for checkout details
  • Printing

    You can print to printers at East Regional from your mobile device or home computer.

    Printing details
  • Scanners

    Document feeder and flatbed scanners are available. Our scanners can handle up to legal sized (8.5″ x 14″) documents.

    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.

    Copiers details
  • Fax

    Fax machines are available for public use. 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.

Assistive technology

More assistive technology info
  • BigKeys keyboard

    Helps with typing for people with mobility and/or visual impairments. This multi-colored keyboard has bigger than normal keys to make it easier to see letters and select just one key at a time while typing at a computer. The multi-colored keys also pro

  • BigKeys keyboard keyguard

    Can be placed over the BigKeys keyboard to help in selecting only a single letter or key at a time.

  • Trackball mouse

    This mouse is a handheld pointing device that requires little wrist or hand movement. You can control it with very limited finger movement. It can also be used to control an on-screen keyboard, available at every computer through Microsoft Office.

  • Keyboard type aid

    Fits over your hand to help select keys on a keyboard or turn the pages of an open book.

  • Handheld video magnifier

    Magnifies text and images, with the option of changing the color contrast for easy visual discernment based on your preferences. The magnifier can be held in your hand or placed on an open book.

  • Adaptive joystick

    A handheld pointing device that requires limited hand movement, with different grips available based on your preference. It can also be used to control the on-screen keyboard, available at every computer through Microsoft Office.

Did you know?

  • East Regional Library opened June 16, 2006. It was the first regional library in the Durham County Library system.
  • East Regional is LEED certified.

Today’s events

Gadgets and Gizmos: Cubelets (NEW DATE)

Friday, January 27, 2023 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

Join us for a maker program, Gadgets and Gizmos, that will be held every other month (alternating with Create with Me)! ...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten

Registration required

Snowman Scavenger Hunt at East Regional Library

Friday, January 27, 2023 • All day

East Regional Library

Help us find all six snowmen that are hiding in the children’s section at East Regional Library. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet in the children's area, and once you have found all six snowmen, turn in your sheet to the information desk...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

Winter Reading Challenge 2023 at East Regional Library

Friday, January 27, 2023 • All day

East Regional Library

Come in to get your reading christmas tree log and color a tree for every book you read.  Once the log is complete you can come into East Regional library information desk, turn in your log and get a prize from the treasure box!  Let's...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School

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Special features at East Regional Library

A child hands a coding toy to a librarian while sitting on a large colorful rug

Programming room

Catch storytimes, craft programs, computer classes, game days, and more in this space for all ages.

Little World display

Brought to us by Little World Charity, the Little Worlds are custom-made, whimsical, mechanical displays. Find them at Durham County Libraries, Ronald McDonald Houses, Duke Children's Hospital, and other spots in the Triangle.

Outdoor seating

Enjoy the outdoors with bench seating in front of the library and near the children’s area.


L. Doll


L. Doll is the Manager of the East Regional Library and has over two decades of experience working in public libraries. In her role, Ms. Doll enjoys assisting staff with trying out new ideas and helping them work towards their full potential. Her most intense customer service job began in 2019 with the adoption of her cat, an aspiring dictator.

Pronouns: she/her