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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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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.

Triangle Sisters in Crime (canceled)

Saturday, April 11, 2020 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

The mission of Triangle Sisters in Crime is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.

Ages: Adult

Preschool Storytime (canceled)

Monday, April 13, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Stories and songs with Ms. Allie for preschoolers and their grown-ups.

Ages: Pre-School

Adult Gentle Yoga (canceled)

Monday, April 13, 2020 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

This gentle yoga class is designed just for adults to increase strength and flexibility, relieve stress, and promote overall health benefits.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Ingles para principiantes - English for Beginners- Spanish speakers (canceled)

Monday, April 13, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Clases de ingles para los que saben muy poco ingles. No hace falta anotarse! si tienen preguntas. Brian es bilingue y ensena la gramatica con muchos ejemplos.

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Toddler Storytime (canceled)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Toddler Storytime

Ages: Toddler

Baby Lapsit (canceled)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Stories and songs with Ms. Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grown-ups.

Ages: Baby

Funtime Storytime (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Come and have fun with Mr. Joel. There will be stories, fingerplays, music and movement. LOTS OF MOVEMENT! Fun for all ages Birth-6 years.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Kindergarten/1st Grade Book Club (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Come and join Mr. Joel as we read the book together and then have an interesting and lively discussion. A craft activity, games and snacks are always part of the fun!

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

BOT Meeting (canceled)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)


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.


  • 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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