10375 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40272
With 20,000 square feet and a collection of more than 100,000 volumes, Southwest is one of the largest library branches. (more...)
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- Fri., Sat. 9 - 5
- Sunday 1 - 5
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The Southwest Branch is approximately one mile north of the intersection of Gene Snyder Freeway and Dixie Hwy. It is located on the east side of Dixie Hwy. in Dixie Valley Center (the one containing a 24 hour Wal-Mart). It is in the center of the "L" of the strip mall.
The Southwest Branch opened its doors for the first time on Monday, June 26, 1995. The facility is 19,000 square feet and is located in the Dixie Valley shopping center. Situated near schools and on a bus line, Southwest offers easy access to its patrons. It is also completely handicapped accessible. As a large library, the Southwest Branch is a valuable resource for students, business people, life-long learners and anyone who understands the power and value of information. In addition to the traditional library services, Southwest has:
- Audio books on CD, cassette, and pre-loaded MP3 players
- CD music collection
- DVDs and VHS tapes
- Graphics novels
- Computers with Internet access
- Job Shop
- A large public meeting room
The Southwest Branch is one of four branches to have a Computer Learning Center. With 12 terminals, this Center is for general computer use and computer classes. A variety of computer classes are offered monthly. A wide range of programs are offered for all ages, such as weekly story time for children and monthly programs for adults. A Job Shop is also available to assist patrons with resumé and job research.
The future is bright for the branch. Planning continues for a new 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art Southwest Regional Library, to be located in the 9900 block of Dixie Highway next to Meijer. This new building will double the size of the current building and will represent a significant investment by the library in the surrounding area. When these new developments are completed, the Southwest Branch will be poised to meet the continuing needs of its community well into the 21st century.