Roy, Utah 84067
- Monday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Sept-May)
Phase I of the Southwest Branch was dedicated on Sunday, February 1, 1976, as the first branch constructed in the new Weber County Library System. This 5,500 square foot facility was built on land donated by Roy City. The $189,892 in construction costs came from a $79,000 federal grant matched by Weber County, and a $35,000 Bicentennial Grant.
The Southwest Branch was built in two phases. The first phase was remodeled during 1983 using $30,000 Federal Emergency Jobs Grant. The remodeling expanded the circulation center into what was formerly the children’s area and changed the interior decor from a vivid orange to more subtle earth tones. In 1987, a 5,550 square foot phase II addition was constructed consisting of a children’s wing, auditorium, and other public meeting rooms.
Two Community Development Block Grants were used to improve access to the building. The first, in 1986, was used to automate the entrance doors; the second, in 2000, was used to remodel the circulation desk and make way for automated checkout units. During 1997 and ’98, the Southwest Branch was completely renovated; rest-rooms were replaced, slat wall display areas were installed, and the building was wired for electronic access.
The Southwest branch houses approximately 45,000 print and non-print items selected to support its mission to serve as a popular materials community information center. Two public computer centers, one specifically for children, and the other for people of all ages, offer access to in-house and Web-based electronic resources.
Special programs and services include book discussions, children’s discovery programs, public notary service, and classes in computer use.
The public auditorium accommodates large screen video projection facilities, a grand piano, and a kitchenette. A conference/study room is also available to not-for-profit community groups.