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.

Public internet access computers

Computers with internet access are available for public use at all Durham County Library locations.

You can sign in to an available computer in the library by typing in the number from the back of your library card or computer use card, along with your PIN. If you don’t have a library card, you can get a computer use card from the checkout desk of any library location by presenting a valid ID. You don’t have to be a Durham County resident to get a computer use card.

Our public computers have time limits per session, which vary by location.

Your data is erased from the computer when you log off. See our privacy policy for more details.

Use of our public computers is governed by the technology policy.


All of our public computers have the same software available:

  • Windows 10
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Java
  • Office 2016 (Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher)
  • Notepad++
  • Adobe Reader
  • OverDrive Media Console
  • VLC Player
  • iTunes
  • Google Earth
  • Audacity
  • Arduino
  • Synfig Studio
  • Inkscape
  • Gimp
  • Krita
  • Audacity
  • CDBurnerXP
  • Paint 3D
  • Openshot Video Editor
  • Xbox Online