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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.

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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.

Pre School Storytime - Come join the Fun!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for books, songs, activities, and crafts perfect for your preschooler! From May 1st through July 31st!

Ages: Pre-School

Game On!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm

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

Enjoy Game On! twice a week until the end of the school year!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Zumba (canceled)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Zumba

Ages: Adult

Babytime Storytime

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Bring your crawler/lapsitting baby and enjoy rhymes, finger-plays, books and songs. Perfect for 3-months to 18-months.

Ages: Baby

FUNTIME STORYTIME

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Time to have some fun with Mr. Joel as he entertains with books, stories, puppets, music and motion! Fun for all ages 0-6 yrs.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Game On!

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 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

Roblox Fun Hour - Roblox

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Come join us for Roblox fun hour in the children’s section on the computers. (computers are on a first come-first served basis) Let’s have some creative fun!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Elementary School

ESOL

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

This is an Advanced Conversation Class.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime

Friday, June 01, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join us at South Regional Library for a Bilingual Mandarin Chinese Storytime.

Ages: Pre-School

Tai Chi

Saturday, June 02, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Instructor: Barbara Karas

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Registration required

The Human Library--Durham

Saturday, June 02, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

The Human Library returns!

Ages: Adult

Spanish Conversation - Advanced Level

Saturday, June 02, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

This conversation group offers a chance for those who know Spanish to practice speaking and listening. For class information, join the Meetup Group: South Regional's Spanish Conversation.

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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