Durham Public Library


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Durham Public Library is currently CLOSED.

Our Library To-Go Service begins May 18th and will be available Mon.-Fri. from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

There will be no Library To-Go Services on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. More information regarding our contactless, library to-go, lobby pick-up service can be found HERE

Information regarding continued services during the closure and our UPDATED Director's Statement can be found HERE. 

Enjoy Complimentary Access to NYTimes.com

Courtesy of Durham Public Library

 New York Times Digital is available to all patrons of the Durham Public Library. This service includes unlimited article access on library computers, as well as promotional codes for remote access on your home computer or mobile device. For the full features included, visit our Research and Databases page here!

  • For Remote Access: Click here to redeem the promotional code, you must create or log-in with a NYTimes.com account
  • Promotional code is active for 72 hours. After 72 hours, you can redeem a new code by clicking here. There are no limits on how many codes you can use
  • Promo code access includes NYT apps, "Today's Paper", and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day

Fun at Home with your Child!

On-line Fun from your Youth Services Department!

Family Zoom Storytime Friday, May 22nd at 10:30 am.

Join the Youth Services Librarians for another fun virtual storytime on Zoom.  Space is limited.  Email us at dplnhyouthservices@gmail.com with your name and children's names and ages to register.

Take a Virtual Storywalk! Check out our Facebook & Instagram pages to watch the video!

Miss Lisa, Miss Alyssa & Miss Amy read our new Storywalk book "My Cat, Coon Cat", written by Sandy Ferguson Fuller and illustrated by Jeannie Brett.

Fun at home for your Child!

Young Adult Ideas!

Reserve a Museum Pass

Discover Mango Languages!

Sign up today!

Discover 70 World Languages created with culturally & 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!

Try out Universal Class!

Fully accredited courses!

Looking for business, education, computer, crafting, accounting or even dog training courses? Universal Class offers 500 online CE classes available FREE from DPL!  These 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 and each patron can take up to 5 courses at once. Click on the icon now to get started!

Patch Club!

Ages 0-8th grade

Join the Durham Public Library Patch Club!  Receive a patch for every 5 hours you read. After the 3rd patch earned, you get a Library tote bag!  Register at the Children's Desk. The program runs from September 1st to May 31st. This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.