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Durham Libraries

The below list includes all libraries in Durham, including those affiliated with Universities, etc. For more information about public libraries, visit the Durham County Library website.

Duke University Law Library

Science Dr & Towerview Rd

Duke is ranked among the finest academic law libraries in the United States and offers its users the resources of an outstanding collection of legal materials, an elegant modern study environment, and direct access to a variety of sources of electronic legal information.
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Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch serves residents of the Bragtown area and northeast-central Durham.
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Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch opened in 2006 to serve residents of east Durham.
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Durham County Library, Main Branch

300 N Roxboro St, Downtown Durham

The first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina, founded in 1898. Inaugurated NC’s first bookmobile in 1923. Now has more than 400,000 volumes in nine branches, serving 975,000-plus patrons annually. Highest per capita student/child use in state. Site of Durham County Electric Recharging Station. Visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cmo/sustainability/Documents/Durham%20EV%20and%20EVCS%20%20Plan.pdf for more details.
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Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch was originally established in 1954 and serves residents near NCCU, the McDougald Terrace neighborhood, and surrounding area.
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Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch opened in 2007 to serve residents of North Durham. Site of Durham County Electric Recharging Station. Visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cmo/sustainability/Documents/Durham%20EV%20and%20EVCS%20%20Plan.pdf for more details.
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Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch opened in 2010 to serve residents of southwest Durham. Site of Durham County Electric Recharging Station. Visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cmo/sustainability/Documents/Durham%20EV%20and%20EVCS%20%20Plan.pdf for more details.
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Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch opened in 1992 to serve residents of southwest Durham.
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The Stanford L. Warren Branch Library was formerly the Durham Colored Library until it merged with the present system in 1966. Located within a mile of the Main Library, S.L. Warren Branch serves a distance community with special needs, interests, history, and cultural heritage. Home of the Selena Warren Wheeler Collection.
M, Tu, & Th, 9am-9pm; W, 9am-6pm; F, 2pm-6pm; Sa, 9:30am-6pm.
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N.C. Central University's main library serves as a repository for federal documents, maps, and microfilm, as well as Genealogical resources. The library's Treasure Room preserves many primary materials on African-American life and culture.
M-Th, 8am-11pm; F-Sa, 8am-5pm; Su, 2pm-11pm.
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America's seventh-largest private university library houses several thousand rare and unique materials, including maps, photographs, films, broadsides, Confederate prints, ancient clay tablets, manuscripts, and books printed prior to 1501. Houses many Genealogy resources, including local histories and published family genealogies.
Hours vary by semester.
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Recreational facilities and an on site Public Library to educate and stimulate youth.
3pm-7pm afterschool; 7am-6pm summers; evening and weekend sports.
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September 19 - 19, 2014

Moonlight & Starlight Paddle

Enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Pre-registration required. Cost $25 per person (canoe), $30 per person (kayak).

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