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East Regional Library

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

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.

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Open for hold pickup by reservation only

All library events are currently being held virtually. Check out some of these upcoming events online:

NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-Ins

Monday, November 30, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month. We will be holding Zoom write-ins on Monday evenings (except the 9th). Link in the extended description.

Ages: Adult

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Tuesday at 10:30am for new rhymes, stories, songs, and more! Each weekly video will appear on the library's YouTube page:

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Tuesday, December 01, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Registration required

Totally Teens

Tuesday, December 01, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Tuesday at 4 pm for new videos just for teens! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page:

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:15am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Do you need volunteer hours? Want to have a say in how the library serves teenagers like you? Have you always wondered what it's like to be a librarian? Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Ages: Teen, High School

Registration required

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page:

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

Ingles clases de conversacion

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Clases de conversacion en ingles para el nivel intermedio y avanzado. Manda un texto a Monica al 919-937-7528 antes del 14 de octubre para anotarse. Solo hay 15 cupos.

Ages: Adult

Homeschool Learning Lab - Cooking Class

Thursday, December 03, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Learn to make cookies and hot chocolate mix with Ms. Des! Register for a list of ingredients and the Zoom meeting info. Parent involvement is encouraged.

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, December 03, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Thursday at 7 pm for new excursions posted for our adult audience.

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

Dungeons & Dragons - An Introduction

Saturday, December 05, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us to learn how you can delve deep into dark dungeons and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving home.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Middle School, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, 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 75)
  • 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 75) 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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