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Durham County Main Library

4.8

300 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0100
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4.8

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

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

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 Augustino Cardelli Augustino Cardelli
Mar 15, 2022 5

I VISIT THIS LIBRARY EVERY WEEK AND ITS ABSOLUTELY GREAT. VERY QUIT AND SAFE PLACE TO WORK OR STUDY OR MAKE JOKES AND SPIT FLOWS. ITS ALWAYS VERY CLEAN AND STAFF IS VERY PROFESSIONAL.

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 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!