Durham Public Library

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Durham Public Library

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Durham Public Library is currently offering limited services to the public. 

Visit our Hours and Directions page for current browsing and high-risk patron hours.  

Our Library To-Go service continues for reserves. More information regarding our contactless, lobby pick-up service can be found HERE.

Information regarding services during Phase II: Step 1 of the Library Reopening Plan, beginning on 06/29/20 can be found HERE. 

Our UPDATED Director's Statement to the Community can be found HERE. 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge & Programs!

Summer begins now at DPL!

Download the Adult Summer Reading Challenge card HERE! OR pick up a copy with your reserves in the library lobby to get started today!

We have a wide range of virtual programs scheduled for the summer, so check out our Upcoming Events for more information about classical and digital music sessions, creative cooking and an author talk with your DPL librarians and bestselling author Katherine Arden! Happy reading and happy summer from DPL!

Imagine Your Story! Summer Reading Program!

Registration Continues!

Thanks to a state-wide READsquared subscription for New Hampshire public libraries, which is funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library, we will be using READsquared to register and keep track of the minutes and books read for youth 0-12 years old.  There is also a teen section as well as a family registration.

Register your child for the Durham summer reading program here!  Once registered, children aged 0-12 years can pick up their packets in the library lobby. All of our programs require registration.

Register your child for joint library programs with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries here!

Register your child  for Durham Public Library youth programs here!

Register your youth (ages 10 & up) for Durham Public Library Young Adult Monday programs here!

Reserve a Museum Pass

Kanopy has arrived at DPL!

Start streaming some great films today!

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service now available for free at Durham Public Library. Library card holders can sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting kanopy HERE. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema and independent filmmakers. Kanopy is free for users with a DPL library card and all cardholders may check out 6 titles per month

hoopla is Here!

Courtesy of DPL!

We are excited to announce a new digital offering to all of our patrons.

hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting! Click HERE to get started! 

Imagine Your Story! Summer Reading Program.

Summer Reading Calendars

This year's theme is "Imagine Your Story", Fairy Tales, Heroes, Mythology and more!
Our next  joint library program with Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries is Wednesday, July 15th on-line at 10:30 am and 11:30 am (two sessions) with Seacoast Science Center!  First Session is Full, but there is still room in the second session at 11:30 am.