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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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Open for hold pickup by reservation only

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

Morning Crochet Club

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 • 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

Listen and Draw Escuchar y Dibujar - con Molly y Monica

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al para recibir la info de zoom.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

Camp NaNo Write-In

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

A virtual write-in for those participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in April.

Ages: Adult

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 • 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:

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

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Virtual Events (Zoom 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

Registration required

Villains Have More Fun - Teen Book Club

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

What would you do to get back something you lost? Are you wrong for wanting it back? This month's book club pick is City of Villains by Estelle Laure!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

Yoga for Every Body

Saturday, April 17, 2021 • 9:45am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

The pandemic and other recent events have been hard on all of us in different ways. Take some time to reconnect with your body in this guided virtual yoga class with Durham-based teacher Patty Adams.

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

Registration required

Penguin Pottery Party

Saturday, April 17, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join our online penguin party! Today we will be making clay penguins with the help of Ms. Cynthia! Please pick up your clay from Stanford L. Warren Library before the day of the Penguin Party.

Ages: Elementary School

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

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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