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North Regional Library

North Regional Library

221 Milton Road
Durham, NC 27712


This week’s hours

Open today
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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 9B

Bike racks

On the side of the building near the patio


Large free lot

Electric vehicle charging

Two stations available



  • 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 North Regional from your mobile device or home computer.

    Printing details
  • Scanners

    Our scanners are flatbed style. They can handle up to letter sized (8.5″ x 11″) 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?

  • We’re within walking distance of three Durham Public Schools: Eno Valley Elementary School, George L. Carrington Middle School, and Northern High School. We’re also right next door to DPS’s Hub Farm.
  • We’re about 15 minutes from the Eno River State Park.
  • North Regional is LEED Silver certified.

Today’s events

Playtime with Ms. Chelsea

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Come join Ms. Chelsea for playtime! Spend Tuesday morning enjoying songs, bubbles, and building blocks! 

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Morning Crochet in the Library

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

North Regional Library (Study Room #1)

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

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

"I Voted" Buttons

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 • All day

North Regional Library

Bring your "I Voted" sticker to the Information Desk at North Regional to make it into a button! (It's a great time to ask about our library services, too!) 

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

Banned Book Mugshot Photo Booth

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 • All day

North Regional Library

Come out to North Regional to check out our banned books display! While you're at it, get your mugshot taken with a "Caught Reading Banned Books" sign. Be sure to tag Durham County Library and North Regional Library in any pictures you...

Early Voting

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 • All day

North Regional Library

Early Voting Dates: Thursday, September 21 - Saturday, October 7...

Musical Instrument Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 • All day

North Regional Library

Can you find all the pictures hidden in the Children's Area? Pick up a scavenger hunt form at the Information Desk. Return your scavenger hunt for a prize!

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

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Special features at North Regional Library

A librarian places play-doh on trays in front of kids gathered around a table

Children's programming room

Catch storytimes, craft programs, and more in this fun space just for kids.

Book clubs

Our special book clubs include a Mystery Book Club, Testers & Tasters Cookbook Club, and Murder They Wrote: True Murder Stories.


K. Hayes


Kathleen is the Manager at North Regional Library with over nine years of experience working in public libraries and two years of experience working in academia. She earned a B.S. in exercise science from High Point University and her M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University. She is also a certified American Safety and Health Institute safety instructor. Kathleen believes that libraries are more than just books; they are spaces for collaboration, cultivating, learning, and discovery. She always looks for opportunities to better serve the community with resources that improve lives and wellbeing. Her favorite books are The Color Purple by Alice Walker and The Color of Water by James McBride.

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