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. 

Happy September!

Check out our virtual programs this fall!

DPL has a wide range of virtual programs this fall, so check out our Upcoming Events to Register and for more information! 

Each Tuesday in Sept! Unlimiting Access: Using Your Library Resources Effectively - Sept. 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 6:00 pm - Register for any session on our Upcoming Events page.

New Hampshire Ghosts & Legends with Jeff Belanger, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm  


Youth Services Fall Virtual Programs!

Fall programs have started!

Register for our fun virtual Children's and Young Adult programs.

Programs include Zoom Storytimes, Baby Lap-sit, STEAM crafts to go, Young Adult Compassion Project, Crafts, Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade) book group, Patch club and more. 

Register on-line here for weekly and monthly Youth Programs!

Don't miss our Joint library program with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries, "Creatures of the Night" an on-line visit from Squam Lake Science Center on Saturday, October 17th at 10:30 am.

Register on-line here for Squam Lake Science Center Program with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries!

Youth Services September Calendar

Youth Services October Calendar

Register on-line here for Young Adult Programs such as YA Compassion Project!

Check out our NEW Storywalk book, My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington in the rain garden behind the library.  Perfect for a Fall family walk!

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! 

Patch Reading Club!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Public Library

Join the Patch Club! 

Register here!

(If your child has registered before, they do not have to register).


Youth can earn patches for every five hours of reading or being read to.  Your child will receive the Durham Public LIbrary canvas bag when they have earned their third patch.  This club is for children aged 0-12 years.  The Patch Club runs from 9/1/20 through 5/31/21 and is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.