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!
Jul 23, 2021
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.
Jul 23, 2021
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.
C. James Allen
Jul 26, 2021
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!
Aug 10, 2021
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.
Aug 4, 2021
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!
Jul 20, 2021
So excited the main branch is finally open. They did a great job with the renovations. The place looks fantastic.