East Regional Library will be open for reduced hours of 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. today, 7/18, due to HVAC repair.
Printing is currently unavailable at Southwest Regional Library.
Automated phone renewals are now available by calling 919-680-2524 and logging in with your library card number and PIN.

South Regional Library

South Regional Library

4505 S. Alston Avenue
Durham, NC 27713


This week’s hours

Sorry, we're closed right now
Sunday Closed Monday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Getting here

Bus routes

GoDurham 12
GoTriangle 805

Bike racks

Near the front parking lot


Large free lot

Electric vehicle charging

Two stations available


  • 24-hour exterior book drop
  • Single-occupant all-gender restroom
  • Infant changing stations
  • Bookable rooms

Sorry, Durham County Library does not offer notary services.


  • Public internet access computers

    Computers with internet access are available for public use at all Durham County Library locations.

    Public internet access computers details
  • Wireless internet access

    You can connect your own device to the internet at any of our locations. Our wireless internet access is free and does not require a password. Look for the network named “DCo Library Public.” Heads up – our network is an unsecured network.

  • Hotspots for checkout

    Your Durham County Library card lets you borrow a mobile hotspot to take the internet wherever you go!

    Hotspots for checkout details
  • Printing

    You can print to printers at South Regional from your mobile device or home computer.

    Printing details
  • Scanners

    Our scanners are flatbed style. They can handle up to letter sized (8.5″ x 11″) documents.

    Scanning is free of cost. You will need a library card or computer use card to sign on to the scanner computer.

  • Copiers

    Copiers are available at all locations. There is a small fee that can be paid by credit card at Main Library's adult computers and in cash at our other locations.

    Copiers details
  • Fax

    Fax machines are available for public use. Faxes cost $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each page after that. The fax machines only accept credit cards for payment (not cash). You can check the status of your fax online after sending it.

Assistive technology

More assistive technology info
  • BigKeys keyboard

    Helps with typing for people with mobility and/or visual impairments. This multi-colored keyboard has bigger than normal keys to make it easier to see letters and select just one key at a time while typing at a computer. The multi-colored keys also pro

  • BigKeys keyboard keyguard

    Can be placed over the BigKeys keyboard to help in selecting only a single letter or key at a time.

  • Video relay services

    Video relay services allow you to sign to an operator over the internet who will interpret to the person you are calling. We have reference computers that can accommodate your own webcam for this service.

  • Trackball mouse

    This mouse is a handheld pointing device that requires little wrist or hand movement. You can control it with very limited finger movement. It can also be used to control an on-screen keyboard, available at every computer through Microsoft Office.

  • Keyboard type aid

    Fits over your hand to help select keys on a keyboard or turn the pages of an open book.

  • Handheld video magnifier

    Magnifies text and images, with the option of changing the color contrast for easy visual discernment based on your preferences. The magnifier can be held in your hand or placed on an open book.

  • Adaptive joystick

    A handheld pointing device that requires limited hand movement, with different grips available based on your preference. It can also be used to control the on-screen keyboard, available at every computer through Microsoft Office.

Did you know?

  • We serve as the pilot station for the EPA’s Village Green Project. The station monitors local air quality in real time.
  • South Regional is LEED Gold certified.

Today’s events

Kidz Movie Madness

Friday, July 19, 2024 • 11:00am - 12:30pm

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave) (South Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Please join our movie event where we will watch Spy Kids! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please register before attending.

Ages: Elementary School, Pre-School, Toddler

Registration required

Bitmoji Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 19, 2024 • All day

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave) (South Regional - Children's Area)

Want to win a free prize? Pick up a scavenger hunt at the information desk and find all the pictures in our children's area! Happy hunting! 

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Roll Your Own Reading Adventure

Friday, July 19, 2024 • All day

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave)

Don your cloaks and draw your swords, for the reading challenge has begun! Journey to the South Regional Library to acquire a reading tracker and to roll the dice of fate! Rolling the dice three times will determine your challenge. You must read at...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Senior Citizen, Teen

Scoop! There It Is! Durham County Library Ice Cream Crawl

Friday, July 19, 2024 • All day

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave)

Beat the Summer heat with Scoop There It Is Ice Cream Crawl!...

Ages: Adult, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

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Special features at South Regional Library

Children hold up clothespin reindeers they have painted

Children's programming room

Catch storytimes, craft programs, and more in this fun space just for kids.

A tall, earth-colored sculpture, in the shape of a stack of slabs, standing in front of a building

Stephen's Bent

This 17-foot-tall sculpture, located outside the front entrance, pays homage to the community’s history.

Picnic table next to a trail surrounded by small trees

Outdoor trail

Relax and connect with nature.

An outdoor space with benches, next to a building with a tall wall of windows

Outdoor seating areas

Enjoy the outdoors with seating near the patios and trail.

Express Yourself makerspace

Use this small space for your creative projects. Equipped with a variety of maker and AV equipment.

More about South Regional

South Regional Library replaced the Parkwood Branch Library and is located on the historic site of the Old Lowe’s Grove School. Historic panels, artifacts, and a timeline in the library honor the Parkwood and Lowe’s Grove communities. Display titled "Little Red Schoolhouse: Lowe's Grove School," with longer text underneath. Other similar signs line the rest of the wall


T. Ché Anderson

Email: tanderson@dconc.gov

T. Ché Anderson is from New York and moved to Durham in 2011. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has over 35 years of experience working in public and academic libraries.

Pronouns: she/her