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Durham County Main Library


300 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0100
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Photo of Sam Fantaye Sam Fantaye
Nov 20, 2022 5

Such a great public amenity! As the first library in the state of North Carolina, this historic building stands the test of time with its inspiring and refined architecture, cozy and welcoming interior, and a great collection of books for all ages. Terraces on the upper floors provide great outdoor seating and a panoramic view of the area. The interior space offers a wide range of seating options, from individual chairs to quite a few study areas, and meeting rooms for collaborative study and discussion. It's an inviting, inspiring, and exciting space to visit.

Photo of M. Pam M. Pam
Sep 9, 2022 4

Today i was pretty annoyed to find the printers weren't working after spending considerable time preparing to print some time sensitive documents. It is totally inadequate to only place "out of order" signs in the printer area. Large, NOTICEABLE signs should be posted at the library's main entrance area when printers are not working. (And, why is the printer system down for a 7 day stretch in the first place?) Otherwise, the library is beautiful, quiet, well lit and spacious (which means i can sit at a computer cubicle without rubbing elbows with the person next to me).

Photo of Sheryl Taylor Sheryl Taylor
Aug 18, 2022 5

Such a lovely atmosphere!! There's a fabulous children's area and an amazing 4th floor balcony with tables & chairs!

Photo of Brenda Birdine Brenda Birdine
Aug 12, 2022 5

This library and the other locations has been my happy places since I can remember. As always, I can find any source of information that I desire. Thank you Durham County Main Library!!!

Photo of Shelia Edwards Shelia Edwards
Aug 12, 2022 5

I come here to use computers, check books out, and use laptop desks to do my book reviews and other tasks on my laptop. I enjoy coming to the library since the renovations. I see babies, children, teens, adults all enjoying the library.

Photo of A.J. Alston A.J. Alston
Aug 5, 2022 5

Books are for nerds! And this is nerd heaven. The Durham County Main Library has so much to offer. It’s spacious, clean, and welcoming. There are all sorts of amenities that I’ve never seen at a library before. I recently attended a virtual 3D printing seminar to learn how to use the machines on-site. Gracey was knowledgeable and super passionate about helping others. The opportunities to learn here truly feel endless. There was even a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate battle hosted here the other day. Whether you want to escape to a different world with their large selection of readables or you want to try to get a better grasp on this world with some of their hands-on learning experiences, Durham County Main Library has what you need. This is my favorite library for sure.

Photo of Ivy Saunders Ivy Saunders
Jul 16, 2022 5

The architecture is amazing ! I'm thankful that my only Daughter Officer C. Harvey ..gave us a tour! The Security Staff there is kind and they make you feel safe in this Library!!

Photo of Caroline Keizer Caroline Keizer
Jul 11, 2022 5

Had a tour of the renovated library in Durham. A super cool place to go

Photo of Andrew Horvath Andrew Horvath
Jul 6, 2022 5

Wonderful facility. The building feels new, and clean. Plenty of amenities for kids, and teens. Multiple floors with quiet peaceful areas. Staff are super nice as well.

Photo of Sonia Bailey Sonia Bailey
Jun 11, 2022 5

I Enjoy going to this location. They have multiple place to Enjoy your studies and Read a book.

Photo of Caitlin Ware Caitlin Ware
Apr 22, 2022 5

Excellent resources and study areas. Fantastic new tech.

Photo of Gabriel Lowe Gabriel Lowe
Apr 6, 2022 5

WOW what an amazing facility. We are very fortunate in Durham to have such a wonderful resource!

Photo of Kathryn Graham Kathryn Graham
Apr 6, 2022 5

Lovely, large building with lots of space to study, read, or just hang out. The selection of books, audio, DVDs and graphic novels for children and adults was impressive! I didn't get on any computer, but there were quite a few open and available to book time for.