MASK REQUIREMENTS: Due to increasing COVID cases in Connecticut and new guidance from the CDC and Connecticut Department of Public Health, all patrons aged 2 and over are required to wear a mask while in the library. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to wear a mask, please call for curbside pickup.
NEW HOURS: Effective June 1, 2021, the Library will be open Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
EXPANDED COMPUTER TIME: Patrons may use the public computers for up to one hour at a time.
INSIDE BOOK DROP: Patrons may return their library books in the inside or outside book drops.
BOARD BOOKS: Board books are once again available for checkout.
The Following Procedures Remain in Effect
Social Distancing: Please maintain a 6-foot distance from other patrons while in the library. While browsing the library shelves, we ask that only one patron (or family group) be in any aisle section at a time.
Holds: Holds may be placed on materials using the online catalog or by calling the library. You will receive an email, text, or phone call when your materials are available and you may come to the library during open hours to pick them up.
Curbside Pickup: If you would prefer curbside pickup, please call the library to request it when your holds are available. We will arrange a time to pick up materials in front of the Library.
Public Computers: Four computers will be available for patron use and spaced apart for social distancing. Computer use is first come, first served and last 60 minutes. Due to social distancing guidelines, staff are not available to directly assist patrons using the computers. Terminals and equipment will be cleaned between uses.
Public wifi may be accessed from the parking lot or in the building. Wifi sessions inside the building are limited to 30 minutes. We also have wifi hotspots available for checkout. Click here for more info.
Children’s Room: For the safety of our patrons, all children’s toys and computers are currently in storage. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The following services will continue to be available:
We will continue to offer a wide array of digital resources, including books, audiobooks, music, streaming movies and television, digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, and streaming arts and crafts classes at durhamlibrary.org/digital-resources/.
We are offering a limited number of programs such as book discussions online using the Zoom platform. Please check our calendar for dates. Registration is required for all online programs.
Please ask us if you have any questions. We will update everyone should the situation change. Please check the library website and follow us on social media for updates. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe!
Christine Michaud, Library Director, and the Staff of the Durham Public Library.
Information Resources on COVID-19