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. 

Our Library To-Go Service is available Mon-Fri from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and *Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm*

More information regarding our contactless, 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. 

hoopla is Here! New to 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! 

Check Out hoopla Kid's Mode!

DPL is so excited to offer hoopla to our patrons of all ages!

Hoopla has introduced a Kids Mode, which limits available content to that appropriate for children 12 and under.  

To enter Kids Mode on the Hoopla website, after you have signed in, go to the account settings by clicking on your email address at the top of the page.  Click the Kids Mode check box then scroll down and click Update.  On the hoopla app (available in your device app store), tap My Hoopla then the settings icon (top right).  Tap Kids Mode then Cancel to go back.  Follow the same steps to exit Kids Mode.  

For sign in and additional hoopla information, visit our Research and Databases page. All cardholders can check out 6 items per month. 

Reserve a Museum Pass

Discover Mango Languages & Universal Class!

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Discover 70 World Languages created with culturally and linguistically-specific curriculum as well as ESL courses in more than 20 different languages.




Looking for business, education, computer, crafting, accounting or even dog training courses? Universal Class offers 500 online CE classes available FREE from DPL! 

Access to NYTimes.com

Courtesy of DPL!


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!

  • 1. For Remote Access: Click here to redeem the code. 
  • 2. You must create or log-in with a NYTimes.com account
  • 3. 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

Imagine Your Story! Summer Reading Program!

Registration starts on-line on Monday June 15th


Register for our fun summer reading program.  This year's theme is "Imagine Your Story", Fairy Tales, Heroes, Mythology and more!
Registration begins on-line on Monday June 15th.  Program runs from Monday June 29th through Friday July 31st for 5 weeks.  We will be using Read Squared to track your books and minutes on-line, as well as our usual paper logs.
We have many joint programs with the Lee and Madbury Libraries.  Our joint library kick-off is Thursday, June 25th on-line at 10:30 am with Science Tellers.  All of our programs will require registration as well this year to join.  All registrations will start on Monday, June 15th.