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South Regional Library

4505 S. Alston Avenue
Durham, North Carolina 27713 (map)

Phone: 919-560-7410

Manager: Che Anderson

South Regional Library is served by DATA bus route 12 and Triangle Transit route 805.

View live air quality and weather data at South Regional from the EPA’s Village Green project.

Hours
Mon. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Teen Food Drive - for a prize!

Monday, December 18, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Between now and January 18th, if you donate two non-perishable food items at the library, you will receive a goody bag with two brand-new books and some treats!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Playtime

Monday, December 18, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join other parents and their kids for a fun playtime. Kids ages 4 and under can play with blocks, toys, and puzzles while listening to storytime music. (NOTE: This is an unstaffed event!)

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

ESOL Classes (English Learning/ Clases de Ingles)

Monday, December 18, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

Fall semester English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are sponsored by the DCL and Durham Literacy Center. Registration and placement exam is on Monday, Sept. 18. For more information, contact Durham Literacy Center at (919) 489-8383.

Ages: Adult

Teen Food Drive - for a prize!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Between now and January 18th, if you donate two non-perishable food items at the library, you will receive a goody bag with two brand-new books and some treats!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Playtime

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join other parents and their kids for a fun playtime. Kids ages 4 and under can play with blocks, toys, and puzzles while listening to storytime music. (NOTE: This is an unstaffed event!)

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Teen Food Drive - for a prize!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Between now and January 18th, if you donate two non-perishable food items at the library, you will receive a goody bag with two brand-new books and some treats!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Playtime

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join other parents and their kids for a fun playtime. Kids ages 4 and under can play with blocks, toys, and puzzles while listening to storytime music. (NOTE: This is an unstaffed event!)

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Score

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Adult Services Space)

SCORE offers the largest network of volunteer business mentors providing free answers to your business questions. Score does its mentoring by appointment only and all potential clients should visit https://chapelhilldurham.score.org/and/or call (919) 240-7765.

Ages: Adult

Make It Yours: Dream Jars

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Personalize the Teen space at the library and create a watercolor Dream Jar to display!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School

Homework Help @Your Library

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

Free homework help for grades 3-6 will be provided. Tutor will rotate between up to 3 students providing guidance and assistance with homework assignments, units of study and concepts. Call 919-560-7441 to register.

Ages: Elementary School

Teen Food Drive - for a prize!

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Between now and January 18th, if you donate two non-perishable food items at the library, you will receive a goody bag with two brand-new books and some treats!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Playtime

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join other parents and their kids for a fun playtime. Kids can play with blocks, toys and puzzles while listening to storytime music. (NOTE: This is an unstaffed event!)

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Game On!

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm

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

Whether your gaming speed is Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Madden, or something else entirely, join us every Thursday for fun and friendly competition!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

K & 1st Grade Book Club (canceled)

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

ESOL Classes (English Learning/ Clases de Ingles)

Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

Fall semester English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are sponsored by the DCL and Durham Literacy Center. Registration and placement exam is on Monday, Sept. 18. For more information, contact Durham Literacy Center at (919) 489-8383.

Ages: Adult

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South Regional Library opened July 28, 2010. The property features a 17-foot tall art piece titled “Stephen’s Bent” located outside the front entrance. Read more about the piece.

LEED Certification
South Regional Library has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Rating SystemTM. LEED is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. To earn LEED certification, a building project must earn “credits” by meeting prerequisites and performance benchmarks in each of the key areas. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.

Facility:

  • 27,300 sq ft
  • Public meeting room (seats 100)
  • Children’s program room (seats 30)
  • Two tutoring rooms (seats 8)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Collection Capacity:

  • 100,700 total capacity
  • 34,700 children
  • 6,500 young adult
  • 59,500 adults

Services and Features:

  • 30 public Internet access work stations, 20 adults, 10 children
  • Young Adult Area
  • Audio-visual Collection
  • Wireless environment
  • Community board (must be approved by Regional Manager)
  • Children’s programs and storytimes
  • Adult programs
  • Public access photocopiers
  • Self-check out units

Thank you for choosing the library as a place to study, meet, work and play. Your patronage has made the library one of the most popular gathering spaces in the county. We invite all members of the community to enjoy the resources available at Durham County Library.

You can reserve South Regional’s Meeting Room (capacity 100) or one of two Study Rooms (capacity 8) via our online room reservation system by clicking the button below. You will be taken to the Meeting/Study Room Policy page. You must read and acknowledge these terms before proceeding with your reservation.

You may also reserve a room in-person or by calling South Regional at 919-560-7409.

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