3605 Shannon Road
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)
Manager: Lynne Barnette
Southwest Regional Library is served by DATA bus route 10B.
Mon. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library opened May 24, 2010.
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)
- 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.