Getting a library card is simple;
Bring a photo ID or a piece of mail proving that you are a resident of Durham
Fill out an application
Upon completion, the librarian will issue you a library card
Remember to bring the card with you to the library. The barcode on the card will also help you access your account online from home and is also necessary when downloading audio or ebooks.
Through your online account you may:
- view the materials you have out
- see the due dates
- renew your materials, except inter-library loans which must be renewed by the lending library. Just call us at 603-868-6699
- reserve a museum pass
- change your password
- place books on reserve
The Library will issue each patron a password with which they can access their library account online. Some helpful knowledge about passwords:
Passwords will not be issued over the phone.
Once your account is accessed online it can be changed to any alpha-numeric password of at least 7 digits.
Patrons may check out as many items at one time as they wish with the exception of DVDs and videos
Five DVDs/videos may be checked out on one card at a time
Lost items will be charged at the replacement cost of the item. Items not returned within 3 months of the due date will automatically be declared lost. Once a lost item has been paid for, the patron will not be reimbursed if the item is then found.
|Material Type||Loan Period||Renewal|
|New Books||3 Weeks||one time|
|Fiction/Nonfiction||3 Weeks||one time|
|Audio Books||3 Weeks||one time|
|Music CDs||3 Weeks||one time|
|DVDs/Videos||1 Week||no renewal
||Does not circulate|
||1 week||no renewal
||1 week||no renewal
Materials may be renewed for the applicable loan period (see chart above) as long as there aren't any reserves on the item. Items that are on reserve must be returned to the library on time for the next patron. Books may be renewed at the circulation desk, online using your username and password or by phone, 868-6699.Reserves
Books and other materials may be placed on reserve either by phone, or through the online catalog using your library card number and password.
You will be called or emailed when reserved items which are presently checked out become available.
Durham Public Library
49 Madbury Road
Durham, NH 03824