At the front of the building
Free lot with limited spaces. Free street parking also available.
- Drive-up book drop
- 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
You can print to printers at Stanford L. Warren from your mobile device or home computer by using our mobile printing website.
You can also print by sending an email with attachment(s) to these addresses:
- Letter size (8.5″ x 11″), black and white:
- Letter size (8.5″ x 11″), color:
- Legal size (8.5″ x 14″), black and white:
- Legal size (8.5″ x 14″), color:
- Letter size (8.5″ x 11″), black and white:
Our scanners are flatbed style. They 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 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 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 technologyMore assistive technology info
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.
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.
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.
Special features at Stanford L. Warren Branch Library
Curated by library staff, the collection seen throughout the building features modern and contemporary works that offer inspiration and enjoyment.
More about Stanford L. Warren
Stanford L. Warren Library became the new home of the historic Durham Colored Library on January 17, 1940. Only the second Black library in the state, the Durham Colored Library first opened to the public on August 14, 1916. The branch is named for Dr. Stanford L. Warren, who gave $4,000 during the Great Depression to secure the site for the new building. The annex was added in 1949-1950, and renovations occurred in 1968, 1984-1985, and 2004-2006. The library became part of the Durham County Library system when the Black and white library systems merged in 1966.
Stanford L. Warren is also the home of the Selena Warren Wheeler Collection, formerly known as the Negro Collection. The original 799 volumes with which Dr. Aaron Moore began the Durham Colored Library contained a number of books by and about African Americans and African-American culture. In 1942, Head Librarian Selena Wheeler, recognizing the uniqueness and importance of many of the African-American materials owned by the library, designated the Negro Collection as a special, non-circulating collection. It was renamed the Selena Warren Wheeler Collection in her honor in 1990. The Collection remains at the Stanford L. Warren Library for all to enjoy.
Stanford L. Warren has been an important community resource and a gathering place for civic and service organizations throughout its history, especially during the civil rights era.
Larry received his M.L.S. from NCCU. He became a librarian because he enjoys research and being in the know of the emerging ways of learning new information. Larry offers programs that revolve around health, business, and emerging technology. His hobbies involve spending time with family, fitness, and research.