East Regional Library will be open for reduced hours of 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. today, 7/18, due to HVAC repair.
Printing is currently unavailable at Southwest Regional Library.
Automated phone renewals are now available by calling 919-680-2524 and logging in with your library card number and PIN.

Hotspots for checkout

Your Durham County Library card lets you borrow a mobile hotspot to take the internet wherever you go!

A hotspot is a portable device that connects to a cellular network to provide wifi internet access to computers, phones, or tablets. Durham County Library hotspots come with unlimited data. If you don’t have internet at home or want a reliable internet connection for your devices on vacation, hotspots are a great option.

Rules for borrowing

  • 14-day checkout.
  • No renewals.
  • Hotspots can be placed on hold via the online catalog just like a book.
  • Holds will remain on the hold shelf for pickup for four days.
  • 1 hotspot checkout at a time per library card.
  • Each library location has its own supply of hotspots. Holds for a location are only filled from that location’s supply.
  • Hotspots are deactivated if overdue.
  • If lost or not returned, a $45 charge and a $5 lost processing fee will be added to your account.


Durham County Library Technology Policy
Durham County Library Privacy Policy
Using virtual private network (VPN) apps on mobile devices