Durham Public Library


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Durham Public Library is currently CLOSED.

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

Check Out Universal Class! New to DPL!

Free with your library card!

Looking for business, education, computer, crafting, accounting or even dog training courses? Universal Class offers 500 online CE classes and they are all available now FREE from DPL with your library card!  These courses are not tutorials; they 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. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time and each patron can take up to 5 courses at once. Click on the Universal Class icon now to browse courses and get started! 

Fun at Home with your Child!

On-line Fun from your Youth Services Department!

Fun at home for your Child!

Click on the link above to on-line fun with your family. Storytime, Craft Fun and More! Don't forget to take a look at the Homework Help and Fun & Games on our Children's and Teen pages! 

Click below for

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!

Enter the Library Haiku Contest!

Participate in National Poetry Month 2020!

Write a Library-themed haiku of 17-syllables or less in 3 lines. Submit your haiku to durhampl@gmail.com with "Poetry Contest" in the subject line anytime throughout April! 

Submissions will be posted anonymously in the library lobby for public voting for a month as soon as we are able to reopen! The winner will be announced - TBA based on reopening. Open to all. $100 cash prize and publication on our website and in our newsletter!

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.