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Southwest Regional Library

3605 Shannon Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)

Phone: 919-560-8590

Manager: Ruth Link

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

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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

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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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.


  • 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

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