9725 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40272
Mon: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thu: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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 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:
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.
The building underwent a major renovation in the early 1990s. During the renovation, the library was temporarily housed in the Masonic Home on Frankfort Ave. On March 24, 1994, the library reopened with a gala reception. Led by local designer, Dwight Cobb, the result is an elegant, stately building with breathtaking interior design. The building is handicapped accessible, and houses two floors of library services, reading/study areas with comfortable seating and lighting and a meeting room. The signature piece of the Library is the Children's wing, complete with a mural of children's literary characters and a castle (turret and all). One of the Library’s two handsome reading rooms was recognized in 2007 by USA Today as one of the top 10 reading rooms in American public libraries.
The Library has a long tradition of involvement in the community. Sallie T. Berryman, who served as the librarian from 1909-1939, organized the first story hour, night classes, boy's and girl's clubs, a child health clinic, and two groups that would later become the Crescent Hill Women's Club. A memorial to Crescent Hill residents killed in World War I was dedicated in 1922. The Library remains actively involved in its community and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008.
- 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
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.