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Southwest Regional Library

3605 Shannon Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)

Phone: 919-560-8590

Interim Manager: Ruth Link

Southwest Regional Library is served by DATA bus route 10B.

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Hours

Open for hold pickup by reservation only

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

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Tuesday at 10:30am for new rhymes, stories, songs, and more! Each weekly video will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Durham Voices

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Events

Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please email Phil at plocey@dconc.gov to inquire about availability.

Ages: Adult

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

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

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

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Thursday, July 09, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Homeschool Learning Lab - Science!

Thursday, July 09, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us for a monthly science lesson. We will meet via Zoom. Register to get the code. Supplies needed will be posted. Email dpeterson@dconc.gov with questions.

Ages: Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, July 09, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Thursday at 7 pm for new excursions posted for our adult audience. Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos.

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

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Friday, July 10, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Dungeons & Dragons - An Introduction

Saturday, July 11, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us to learn how you can delve deep into dark dungeons and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving home.

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

Registration required

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Southwest Regional Library opened May 24, 2010.

LEED Certification
Southwest Regional Library has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver 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:

  • 25,000 square feet
  • public meeting room (seats 100)
  • children’s program room
  • two study rooms (seats 8)

Collection capacity:

  • 100,700
  • 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
  • Community board (must be approved by Facility Manager)
  • Children’s programs and storytimes
  • Adult programs
  • Public access photocopiers
  • Self-check out units
  • Automated Check-In System for instant returns

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 Southwest 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 Southwest Regional at 919-560-8590.

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