Durham Public Library

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Durham Public Library

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General Info. & Library To-Go Service

The Library is currently open without time restrictions for browsing sessions and for printing, faxing, notary and email services. This site will be updated as our guidelines are. Please visit the other pages in this menu as well as the Books & Media and Events & Programs menus for all of our digital services. 

Library to-go: Please read the guidelines for this contactless pick-up service below.

Picking Up Your Reserves:

  • Library materials may be placed on hold via the library catalog at www.durhampubliclibrary.org; telephone at (603) 868-6699; or email at durhampl@gmail.com. 
  • Item limits (temporary exception to the DPL Circulation Policy due to limited resources): 10 items may be reserved per day per patron with a 50 item total limit per patron and/or family. 
  • Items reserved Monday through Friday will be ready the next day. Items reserved on Saturday and Sunday will be available by Monday.
  • Patrons will be notified that materials are ready for pickup.
  • Patrons will enter and exit the building thru the Main Library Lobby and reserves will be on the shelf in the Lobby.
  • Books and materials will be checked out, wrapped and marked with the patron's name and the pull date.  
  • All books and materials remain on the lobby shelf for one week for pickup. After one week, all materials are returned to the stacks. 
  • Please continue to use the outdoor book drop to return all materials during closed hours. The indoor book drop is available when we are open.

Printing Services

*Public computers are available. Please use the computers that are turned on. 

The library supports self-service printing from our eight public computers. The charge is 10 cents per page (single or double sided paper) for black and white printing; color printing costs 50 cents per page.

Copying & Scanning

The library has a copy machine near the front desk. Self-service copying costs 10 cents per page for black and white copies; color copies cost 50 cents per page. The library copier has a scan mode, scanning and faxing is free. 

Notary Public Services

*Notary Services are available by appointment!

DPL currently has three Notaries on the library staff. There is no charge for this service for library patrons and local residents. We advise calling ahead, at 603-868-6699, to make sure that a Notary is available when you need them.

Device Help

Need help with your new phone, tablet, or other mobile device? Our Device Help staff can lend a hand with some of the basics. Sample questions include using email, surfing the web, wading through resources and databases, navigating the Library’s downloadable books and accessing your account online.
Stop by the circulation desk any time or call at 603-868-6699 to sign up for a session. We currently have sessions available on Thursday mornings from 11:00 to 1:00 pm. Additional times will be added based on staff availability and patron needs.

Meeting Rooms

The meeting rooms in the library are intended for library programming and for public gatherings of a civic, cultural, or educational nature. The library encourages use of the meeting rooms by local nonprofit groups and organizations, according to the determined guidelines and conditions. 

Please contact the Durham Public Library with any questions you may have or click HERE to request a meeting room.