About Southwest Branch

The Southwest Branch opened on March 21, 1989 in a beautiful Mediterranean style building designed by Schweizer and Associates Architecture Firm, who also designed the Orlando Public Library. Serving the Dr. Phillips and Metrowest communities, Southwest is near International Drive and the attractions. Southwest is a popular place for local adults, children, students and tourists.

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Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books, informational and entertainment DVDs, and recorded music on CDs.
  • Public computers offering Internet access, word processing, and online reference resources including the Library catalog.
  • Regularly scheduled Story Programs each week. Tiny Tales for babies ages birth to 18 months, Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Storybook Fun for Preschoolers.
  • Various programs and displays for adults and children are offered throughout the year.

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Scheduled Maintenance, Sunday, June 23

On Sunday, June 23, from 5:30 a.m. to noon, we will be conducting maintenance. During this time, you may experience intermittent issues accessing the website, catalog, automated telephone renewal, event registration, room reservation, digital media check out, or online databases.