Durham Public Library

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Durham Public Library

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Help Support the Durham Public Library! Please Donate To Our 2020 Annual Appeal! 

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17th for staff training and development. 

Check Out Universal Class! New to DPL!

Free with your library card!

Looking for business, education, computer, crafting, accounting or even dog training courses? Universal Class offers 500 online CE classes and they are all available now FREE from DPL with your library card!  These courses are not tutorials; they are accredited courses and include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and assessments of your progress. Earn a certificate documenting your CEUs, contact hours, and course completion. All courses are self-paced. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time and each patron can take up to 5 courses at once. Click on the Universal Class icon now to browse courses and get started! 

Toe Jam Puppet Band Joint Library Vacation Performance!

Thursday, February 27th at 10:30 am

Toe Jam Puppet Band performs! 

This interactive musical performance will keep your child entertained and moving.  Toe Jam Puppet Band is a fun show that will engage the whole family.  This is a joint Library School Vacation performer with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries.

This event is held at the Durham Public Library in the Oyster River Community Room upstairs.  All are welcome.

Reserve a Museum Pass

Discover Mango Languages!

Sign up today!

Discover 70 World Languages created with culturally and linguistically-specific curriculum as well as ESL courses in more than 20 different languages. Available across desktop, tablet, and mobile, the Mango learning platform is available to all DPL patrons anywhere!

Monthly Calendars

Print a complete program calendar here!



Make-It-Take-It Craft! Stained Glass Window Craft!

School Vacation week Mon. Feb. 24th through Sat. Feb. 29th

Come in and make a stained glass window craft. 
Available all day in the Storytime Room during School Vacation week!