For tax preparation info, please call 919-695-7548. More info >
Behind-the-scenes software update - you can now log in to the online catalog, view your account, and place holds. Phone renewals are not available yet - for now, you can renew online or by contacting us.

Reading recommendations

We offer several online tools to help you choose what to read next. (Of course, you can also always ask a librarian at your favorite library location for recommendations.)

My Next 5

Get personalized reading recommendations from Durham County Library staff. Fill out the online form to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A librarian will review your info and reply within three days with a list of the next five books you should read!

NoveList Plus

Discover new books with this comprehensive database of books for all ages. It includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. You’ll need your library card number to log in if you’re not in a library building. More about NoveList >>

Reading recommendation emails

Subscribe to one of our email newsletters to have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from topics like the weekly New York Times bestseller list, graphic novels, armchair traveler reads, and so much more. Each newsletter comes with links directly to the library’s catalog, so you can easily place holds on items that interest you.

More reading recommendations

Upcoming book programs

Book Club (4th/5th Grade)

Friday, February 23, 2024 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Welcome to the 4th- 5th Grade Book Club at South Regional! For our February session we will be discussing Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling! This is the first book in the series, so feel free to read beyond book...

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Teen LGBTQ Book Club

Saturday, February 24, 2024 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Celebrate Black History Month by reading Troublemaker for Justice by Jacqueline Houtman....

Ages: High School, Middle School, Teen

Registration required

Colorful Tween Readers Book Club

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Celebrate Black History Month and read Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas....

Ages: Middle School, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Registration required

Colorful Reads Book Club

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

Love reading stories from diverse authors? Do you find yourself seeking out books with a diverse array of characters and experiences? Join the Colorful Reads book club, where we will read different fiction books every month that are from diverse...

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

Registration required

Check for more events like this > or See all events