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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. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. Closed

Visiting guidelines

All library events are currently being held virtually. Check out some of these upcoming events online:

Listen and Draw Escuchar y Dibujar - con Molly y Monica

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm


For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. TEXT 919-937-7528 to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un TEXTO a Monica al 919-937-7528 para recibir los numeros de zoom.

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am


Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page:...

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

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am


Join Mr. Joel for a high energy and fun storytime. There will be puppets, movement, dance, rhymes, stories and more. Fun for all ages!

Ages: Baby, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Registration required

Homeschool Learning Lab -- Summer Camp

Thursday, July 29, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am


To wrap up our summer camp series, we will be making friendship bracelets! Register online to get the link and to pick up a supply kit at North Regional Library. Email for more...

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

Registration full. Join the waitlist

Outdoor Funtime with Mr. Joel

Thursday, July 29, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:30am

South Regional Library

Join Mr. Joel on the South Regional right-side patio for songs, music, movement, stories and more! Fun for toddlers, preschool and the whole family! Registration is required....

Ages: Pre-School, Toddler

Registration full. Join the waitlist

The Retirement Crew

Thursday, July 29, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Virtual community of retired Durham  citizens sharing stories, strategies, joys and sorrows. All ages and people are invited and celebrated. Join in and make it fun! The Retirement Crew Meeting...

Ages: Senior Citizen

Registration required

National Coloring Book Day!

Monday, August 02, 2021 • All day


Today is National Coloring Book Day! Celebrate by stopping in at the South Regional Library to pick up free coloring sheets! Stop by any time during open hours. Today only while...

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

Neurodiversity Book Club

Monday, August 02, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Come participate in a progressive discussion focused on topics concerning neurodiversity, societal inclusion, and autistic empowerment....

Ages: Adult, Teen

Registration required

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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

All room reservations are currently suspended due to COVID-19.

>!–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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