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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
(919) 613-7121

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 County Library, Bragtown

3200 Dearborn Dr
(919) 560-0210

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 County Library, East Regional

211 Lick Creek Ln
(919) 560-0203

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
(919) 560-0100

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.
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Durham County Library, McDougald Terrace

1101 Lawson St
(919) 560-0240

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 County Library, North Regional

221 Milton Rd
(919) 560-0231

Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch opened in 2007 to serve residents of North Durham.
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Durham County Library, South Regional

4505 S Alston Ave
(919) 560-7409

Durham established the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina in 1898. This branch opened in 2010 to serve residents of southwest Durham.
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Durham County Library, Southwest Regional

3605 Shannon Rd
(919) 560-8590

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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Durham County Library, Stanford L. Warren Branch

1201 Fayetteville St, at Umstead St
(919) 560-0270

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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James E. Shepard Memorial Library - NCCU

1801 Fayetteville St
(919) 530-6473

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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Perkins Library - Duke University

411 Chapel Dr
(919) 660-5816

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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Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

810 N Alston Ave
(919) 682-7842

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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December 14 - April 27, 2014

"Another Look: Appropriation In Art" Art Exhibit

Since the turn of the 20th century, artists have appropriated imagery from well-known works of art, commodities and the media in order to make a statement about art’s relationship to, and place within, our world. The artists included in this installation use appropriation in their own way and for their own purposes, addressing themes of identity, politics, economics, history and nostalgia. Central to all of these works are questions of originality and the processes that go into making art. This installation includes works from the Nasher Museum’s collection by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alice Wagner, Vik Muniz, Alexander Kosolapov and others. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students with student ID.

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