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East Regional Library

211 Lick Creek Lane
Durham, North Carolina 27703 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0203

Manager: Lauren Doll

East Regional Library is served by GoDurham bus route 3B and 23. The nearest bus stop is on the corner of Mineral Springs Rd. and Highway 98, which is about a 1/2 mile walk east on Highway 98.

Mon. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Teen Winter Art Pages

Monday, December 18, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

East Regional Library (East - Teen Area)

Create and color your own winter art pages in the Teen Room. Art supplies provided.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Baby Bookworms

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 10:00am - 10:20am

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

Parents and their infants can enjoy this lapsit-style storytime program filled with fingerplays and stories focusing on early literacy. Come meet other new parents in the area while you spend time with your little one. Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking.

Ages: Baby

One & Only Over 50 Crowd

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join our lively Over 50 Crowd for stimulating conversation and socializing every Tuesday morning!

Ages: Senior Citizen

PowerPoint Basics

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am

East Regional Library (East - Tutoring/Study Room #2)

PowerPoint--Get presentation-savvy with this essential business software. Learn to make colorful, personalized slideshows fast!

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:15am

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

Ages: Toddler, Baby

Teen Book Club + Pizza

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join the Teen Book Club at East to talk about your favorite book and have a slice of pizza!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Durham Voices

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

East Regional Library (East - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please contact Phil Locey at (919) 560-0206 to inquire about openings before attending.

Ages: Adult

Honeybee Quilters

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Join this welcoming Quilting Bee for fun, and get your crafting projects done at the same time!

Ages: Adult

Preschool Playroom

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:10am

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

Storybook Fun is a 25-35 minute program featuring picture books, activities, songs and flannel board stories for preschool age children. Our program give caregivers and children the opportunity to share, listen and enjoy stories together.

Ages: Pre-School

Legal Aid Clinics (Simple Divorce)

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Legal Aid of North Carolina holds free monthly or quarterly clinics on common legal issues all around the state. The clinics educate people about their legal rights and, in some cases, empower them to file certain legal actions without a lawyer. Participants can also ask general questions of volunteer attorneys. Clinics are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Call 1-866-219-5262 (toll-free) or visit to register.

Ages: Adult

Card collaging

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Let's create artsy cards. All supplies will be provided.

Ages: Teen, Intergenerational, Adult

Registration required

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East Regional Library opened June 16, 2006.

LEED Certification
East Regional Library has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Rating SystemTM. LEED is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. To earn LEED certification, a building project must earn “credits” by meeting prerequisites and performance benchmarks in each of the key areas. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.


  • 25,000 square feet
  • public meeting room (seats 100)
  • children’s program room (seats 30)
  • two tutoring rooms (seat 8)

Collection capacity:

  • 128,200 total capacity
  • 59,500 children
  • 5,000 young adult
  • 63,700 adults

Services and Features:

  • 35 public Internet access work stations, 23 adults, 12 children
  • Young Adult Area
  • Audio-visual Collection
  • Wireless environment
  • Community board (must be approved at the Information Desk)
  • Children’s programs and storytimes
  • Teen programs
  • Adult programs
  • Public access photocopiers
  • Two self-check out units

Thank you for choosing the library as a place to study, meet, work and play. Your patronage has made the library one of the most popular gathering spaces in the county. We invite all members of the community to enjoy the resources available at Durham County Library.

You can reserve East Regional’s Meeting Room (capacity 100) or one of two Study Rooms (capacity 8) via our online room reservation system by clicking the button below. You will be taken to the Meeting/Study Room Policy page. You must read and acknowledge these terms before proceeding with your reservation.

You may also reserve a room in-person or by calling East Regional at 919-560-0203.

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