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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 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.

Photo of Augustino Cardelli Augustino Cardelli
Mar 15, 2022 5


Photo of Austin Harper Austin Harper
Jan 29, 2022 5

Great space with great resources, a play area for kids, a huge teen area, and work spaces for adults including a roof top patio

Photo of Victoria D'Agostino Victoria D'Agostino
Jan 19, 2022 5

Gorgeous and quiet space. Lovely to study or read. Lots of resources

Photo of Len Stanley Len Stanley
Jan 21, 2022 5

Durham Co. New library is a real treat to be in. It is modern and actually beautiful. It is spacious and well stocked. I drive around with books on CD...and I can continually get good books there. I highly recommend this library.

Photo of Maureen Kurtz Maureen Kurtz
Dec 24, 2021 5

Beautiful remodeling job. Tons of seating, good internet access. I get most of my books through their online portals, e-books and audiobooks. I also reserve regular books online and go in for quick pick-up and self check-out.

Photo of Alison “Ali” Hardee Alison “Ali” Hardee
Dec 8, 2021 5

This library is beautiful! They have something for everyone! The places you can sit or study are so creative and spacious and perfect for little ones, teens, and adults. It is amazing and have everything you need! Multiple floors and conference rooms, study nooks and booths and an outside deck on the fourth floor with a pretty view. You have to go check it out for yourself!

Photo of Yudong Sun Yudong Sun
Nov 30, 2021 5

Superb public facility. Friendly and helpful staff, decent book collection, easy checkout/return process. Building is well designed and maintained with bright and modern architecture. Even has six free charging station for electric vehicles. Tax well spent!

Photo of Alison “Ali” Hardee Alison “Ali” Hardee
Nov 20, 2021 5

This library is beautiful! They have something for everyone! The places you can sit or study are so creative and spacious and perfect for little ones, teens, and adults. It is amazing and have everything you need! Multiple floors and conference rooms, study nooks and booths. You have to go check it out for yourself!

Photo of Ronald Corey Ronald Corey
Nov 10, 2021 5

This library went form "just okay" to AWESOME! Great selections and many services and amenities. Keep up the good work.

Photo of Angelica McHuston Angelica McHuston
Oct 29, 2021 5

My kids love it here. So many places to read or be creative. Great catalogue. Would love a Café inside.

Photo of Amanda Avery Amanda Avery
Nov 3, 2021 5

All of the staff is very kind and help my daughter and I feel very welcome. There is a HUGE selection of books. My daughter loves the play spaces and asks to go to the library every week :)

Photo of gijs aarden gijs aarden
Oct 14, 2021 5

Clean place and modern. Inviting to all ages, including play area for the little ones. Staff is friendly and helpful, you can check out books DVDs and audiobooks. Definitely a place to visit by yourself or the family.

Photo of B T B T
Jul 20, 2021 5

So excited the main branch is finally open. They did a great job with the renovations. The place looks fantastic.

Photo of John Saylor John Saylor
Aug 4, 2021 5

The new library is amazing. Full of technology, seating space, and, of course, books! Come either to relax, read, work, or just hang out. The interior is spacious and full of natural light. There are balconies, 4 different stories, and helpful staff!

Photo of Debian Bartley Debian Bartley
Aug 10, 2021 5

Staff at door were very cheerful. All staff I interacted with were friendly. The gentleman on the second floor who helped me was very patient. Please let the director of libraries know what a wonderful staff they have.

Photo of C. James Allen C. James Allen
Jul 26, 2021 5

This newly renovated library has been masterfully conceptualized and well thought out in servicing the myriad of needs of it's patrons. I had a very fun and thorough tour on opening day with the Public Relations manager and a very cool member of the Indy team. I was so very impressed with all of the extraordinary commitment to servicing the public the planners put into this truly innovative library to serve as a mantlepiece for the city of Durham. Well done to you Durham...well done indeed!

Photo of Tammi Lennox Tammi Lennox
Jul 23, 2021 5

Sadly, I never got to experience the original library building, but the new space is awesome! Books, of course!, helpful librarians, and a wonderful children's area. We didn't get to explore everything (the two youngsters were ready for lunch!) But they asked if they could come back, so that sealed it for me! Beautiful building, with a lot of thought put into what the community at large might want or need.

Photo of Cristian Zelaya-Reyes Cristian Zelaya-Reyes
Jul 23, 2021 5

I'm from Raleigh but have been excited to visit the Durham Main Library ever since its opening was announced. Visited it today and it is amazing! 4 floors of not only books but other modern, educational amenities. Looks exceptional and sleek, a wonderful example of the city investing into its community.

Photo of Francisco Martinez Francisco Martinez
Jul 31, 2021 5

The new Main Library building is amazing. At first I was in awe how big and open everything is, but its perfect. It was fun finding nice places to sit down and read for a bit. There is so much to do and see. The book selection is amazing as always and an having easy to use computers around the library to find book was convenient. It was also very easy to get help if I needed it and many clearly marked signed for exits and entry ways. At the time of writing, some of the rooms the public will be able to use, like study rooms, were closed due to covid restrictions. I hope to make weekly trips!

Photo of Caitlin Ware Caitlin Ware
Apr 22, 2022 5

Excellent resources and study areas. Fantastic new tech.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Debdeep Bhattacharya Debdeep Bhattacharya
Aug 15, 2021 5

This library offers a uniques experience for both adults and kids. The thoughtfully designed chairs, reading nooks, light fixtures, skylight, wall textures bring joy to anyone who spends some time here. Exceptionally calming color combinations and quirky architecture add to the experience. Although many of the features such as the recording studio, innovation lab, conference halls etc are closed due to COVID-19, general areas are available to public. Plenty of parking space and bike racks available.

Photo of Christina Zeno Christina Zeno
Nov 24, 2021 5

The information desk personnel were extremely helpful. The library itself is beautifully architectured and has a ton of spaces for reading, studying, etc. The floors are well laid out, clean, and easy to navigate.