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Digital Collections

Durham County Library provides patrons with many options for free digital content. We’ve got everything from books, movies, music, and more available in digital format ready for streaming and/or downloading. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Durham County Library also provides patrons with free access to digital resources for online classes, language learning, test taking, genealogy, job hunting, homework help, and more.

Our resources are provided by a variety of vendors. Please see our privacy policy for more information about how they and we handle your account data.

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Ebooks

OverDrive
Libby

Our most popular ebook collection (also available via the Libby app) – if you’re new to ebooks, start here.
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hoopla
Ebooks and graphic novels with no holds.
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E-audiobooks

OverDrive
Libby

Best-selling and popular e-audiobooks (also available via the Libby app).
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hoopla
Popular e-audiobooks with no holds.
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Movies & TV

Acorn TV
British and international TV and film.
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IndieFlix
Classic films, award-winning shorts, documentaries, more.
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Also:

The Great Courses

Films on Demand
(Includes the NC LIVE Video Collection)

hoopla
Kids’ TV, movies, and more.
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Magazines and Newspapers

RBdigital magazines
Free, digital access to over 2000 popular magazines.
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The New York Times
Unlimited access to NYTimes.com
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Music

hoopla
From classical to current hits.
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For Kids

OverDrive for Kids
Ebooks and e-audiobooks.
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Tumble Books
Read-along ebooks.
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NC Kids Digital Library
Ebooks, e-audiobooks, and video.
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hoopla
Kids Mode available under Settings.
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Checkout Details

ServiceCheckoutsLoan periodRenewalsHolds
OverDrive15 at a timeUp to 21 days;
adjustable in account settings
10 at a time
hoopla
Ebooks
Audiobooks
Movies
Music
5 per month -
21 days
21 days
2-3 days*
7 days
*Depends on publisher settings
Renewal counts as a separate checkoutInstant access
RBdigital magazinesUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AInstant access
Acorn TVUnlimited access pass7 daysUnlimitedN/A
Great CoursesUnlimited access pass7 daysUnlimitedN/A
IndieFlixUnlimited access pass7 daysUnlimitedN/A
NC Kids Digital Library5 at a timeUp to 21 days;
adjustable in account settings