Durham County Library is proud to serve our community at library locations across the county. Every day their staff work to achieve our mission to encourage discovery, connect the community, and lead in literacy. The 2017-2020 Main Library renovation process focused on being as environmentally sustainable as possible. In reusing existing structures, about 7 tons of steel were saved. The Main Library is LEED Gold certified and includes the North Carolina Collection. It has approximately one quarter million materials in its collection.