In the rear parking lot
Front and rear parking lots. Parking is limited during peak times.
- 24-hour exterior book drop
- Single-occupant all-gender restroom
- Infant changing stations
- Bookable rooms
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
You can print to printers at Southwest Regional from your mobile device or home computer by using our mobile printing website.
You can also print by sending an email with attachment(s) to these addresses:
- Letter size (8.5″ x 11″), black and white:
- Letter size (8.5″ x 11″), color:
- Legal size (8.5″ x 14″), black and white:
- Legal size (8.5″ x 14″), color:
- Letter size (8.5″ x 11″), black and white:
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 are available for public use. There is a small fee per page that has to be paid in cash.Copiers details
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 technologyMore assistive technology info
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • All day
Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Programming Room)
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th - October 15th with a SCAVENGER HUNT! There are 22 countries that speak Spanish, but we have hidden only 12 in the Children’s Area at Southwest Regional Library. Can you...
Ages: Elementary School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Pre-School
Tuesday, September 21, 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
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Join Mr. Joel virtually and learn how to use library tools to be successful in school. This program is great for school-aged children and/or parents as we explore things like:...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please email Phil at email@example.com to inquire about availability.
Special features at Southwest Regional Library
Neurodiverse and sensory processing equipment
Includes a bubble wall, fiber optics, weighted lap pads, dark glasses, and more. Available at the children's desk.
Yields programming vegetables and awesome flowers. Run by staff from Children’s Services.
A native New Yorker, Ruth decided to become a librarian after driving a bookmobile around Vermont on the Canadian border. She earned her master’s in library science from UNC Chapel Hill. Her absolute favorite book is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.