Summer 2021 Library Hours & Services [Updated Friday, July 23]

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For the summer schedule, Main Campus plans to be open Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Orange County Campus plans to be open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday (closed 7/26). Virtual services will be available on Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Fall hours will begin the week of August 9.

To ask about the availability of resources or verify current hours, email the Library ( or call 919-536-7211 x1631.

Students should show a photo ID (preferably your student ID) at the check-in desk to use the Durham Tech Library. Guests must show a photo ID to be signed in at the check-in desk. 

Face coverings over the nose and mouth are no longer required while on campus as of May 24, 2021. You may still choose to wear one. We especially encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated to continue wearing a face covering.

Hours may change during the week as required for the College's COVID response plan. Please check the library homepage or call the library before coming to campus. Updates will be posted and sent out to the college community.

When available, library chat (ChatStaff) is staffed by Durham Tech Librarians Monday through Friday during business hours. Library staff are available through email as well--if the chat is inactive during the day, please email with questions.

Students, faculty, and staff may request appointments at the Northern Durham Center, Orange County Campus, and Main Campus at alternate times through the library email account ( We will try our best to work with you.

Durham Tech's Coronavirus Response page has more information about contact tracing and other resources for faculty, staff, and students. Durham Tech's 2021 Summer Guidelines page has more information about current College operations and rationale. 

Please remember to be considerate of those around you as we transition into this new phase. 

Students who need to pick up or drop off loaner Chromebooks should contact library staff either by phone (919-536-7211, extension 1631) or email ( to schedule an appointment or come by when the Library is open, including discussing options for picking up or dropping off after scheduled hours.

Students who are enrolled in upcoming classes either during the summer or fall at Durham Tech can renew their laptop and should contact the library. 

Students who need to return rented textbooks to the bookstore should follow instructions from the Bookstore to get return credit. Questions about rental textbooks should be directed to the Bookstore. 

For more information about current Library operations, keep reading!

Need to return a Durham Tech Library book? Books, including undamaged overdue books, can be returned at any Durham Tech Library location inside or at either of our Main Campus outside book returns.

Library return boxes: OCC (inside library room on circulation desk), Main Campus in traffic circle outside Building 5, and outside Main Campus Library doors of Building 5

Books returned to the Orange County Campus will be checked in when the librarian is available, but can be dropped off with staff working in the front office if the librarian is unavailable.

Need to check out a book? Put a hold on it yourself, bring us a list, come browse our collections (including downstairs, which is open!), or browse our online ebook and audiobook Dogwood Digital Collection (available through the Libby/Overdrive app with your Durham Tech username and password). To check out a book in person, make sure to bring a photo ID (preferably your Durham Tech ID) and follow all campus access guidelines.

If you don't have a Durham Tech Library card, we can register you in person or you can register yourself online

Need to borrow some headphones, a webcam, a digital camera, or a Chromebook? Students can request Chromebooks through the Computer and Internet Assistance page. Everyone can find out more information about borrowing other tech tools from the library (with more coming soon!) through our previous blog post

Need to print, study, or use a computer on-campus? Check our current hours and follow current campus access guidelines, but we're open, including our downstairs study areas.

The Quiet Room on Main Campus remains closed as we troubleshoot some air circulation issues, but look for reopening later this summer or fall. The Main Campus downstairs computer lab is closed for the summer, but computers are available in the upstairs lab.