For Science! Check Out Our Scientific Nonfiction display!

Lots of students know that we have the big textbooks to help support your classroom learning, but did you know that we have a wide variety of nonfiction selections to supplement your scientific knowledge outside a textbook?

Click on an image for more details (be sure to scroll down for a description!) and ask a librarian if you’d like to take one of the titles home with you to explore further.

Cool author alert! Science writer Mary Roach is coming to Durham

The Dr. Charles Sanders President’s Lecture Series at Durham Tech


Mary Roach

Sunday, April 13th  7:00 p.m. Carolina Theatre, Downtown Durham

Author Mary Roach leans in a doorway

Mary Roach, from

Read more about the author and her fascinating books on her website.  Members of our library staff have read and enjoyed her books immensely and look forward to seeing her.
The subjects of her highly entertaining and well researched books include:  space exploration, the afterlife, sex research, human cadavers, and the digestive system!
Shows the feet of a corpse with a label, "Stiff"
An astronaut floats in space with a suitcase. Title says, "Packing for Mars"