Printing is currently unavailable at Main Library and East Regional Library.
Due to an ongoing maintenance issue at Southwest Regional Library, a section of the children's area is currently unavailable to both staff and patrons until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.

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