Southwest Regional Library

9725 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, Kentucky 40272 | (502) 933-0029

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The new 40,000 square foot Southwest Regional Library located at 9725 Dixie Highway (at Kendall Road near Valley High School) boasts more than 120,000 books and materials, 100 public computers, and the largest children's library in the system. (more...)



The accessible parking spots are located near the front entrance of the building, which is wheelchair accessible. Hearing loop technology is available in the Community Room.


The Southwest Regional Library is approximately 1.5 miles north of the intersection of Gene Snyder Freeway and Dixie Hwy.  It is a stand-alone library located on the east side of Dixie Hwy. at Kendall Road, next to the Meijer.



The brand new Southwest Regional Library opened October 5, 2014 replacing the previous Southwest Branch in the Dixie Valley shopping center. The new free-standing library is conveniently situated on Dixie Highway - near schools and a bus line - offering easy access to its patrons. At more than double the size of other branch libraries, this large regional library serves as a valuable resource for students, businesses, lifelong learners and anyone who understands the power and value of information.  In addition to traditional library services, Southwest offers:

  • Audiobooks, eBooks, CDs and DVDs
  • Computers with internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Two large public meeting rooms and several smaller study/reading rooms
  • A dedicated teen area
  • Early childhood interactive learning stations

The new Southwest represents a significant investment by the library in the surrounding area. With this new facility, the Southwest Regional Library is poised to meet the continuing needs of this community well into the 21st century.

LEED Certification

Built with advanced “green” technologies and eco-friendly architectural design, the Southwest Regional Library was awarded LEED Silver-certification in June 2015. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built sustainably and with low environmental impact in mind. The Library’s green features include geothermal heating and cooling, daylight harvesting interior LED lighting, environmentally-friendly building materials, and energy efficient windows and fixtures.


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Last Updated: 01/05/21