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Southwest Regional Library

3605 Shannon Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)


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:

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, October 27, 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

Crochet Club

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the morning Crochet Club!

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Registration required

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Registration required

Totally Teens

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Tuesday at 4 pm for new videos just for teens! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, October 28, 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

Ingles clases de conversacion

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Clases de conversacion en ingles para el nivel intermedio y avanzado. Manda un texto a Monica al 919-937-7528 antes del 14 de octubre para anotarse. Solo hay 15 cupos.

Ages: Adult

Adult Thursday

Thursday, October 29, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Thursday at 7 pm for new excursions posted for our adult audience.

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

Check for more events like this or see all events

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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