Fauntleroy Station was open Monday and Thursday afternoons and it was an immediate hit with users. Library services were so popular that residents petitioned for a bookmobile to supplement the station. By 1957, the station was circulating 36,815 books a year, an average of more than 350 books a day.
The Southwest Branch was constructed in 1961 at 35th Avenue SW and SW Henderson Street with monies from a 1956 bond issue. Even though the new branch was larger and better and just 10 blocks distant, Fauntleroy loyalists asked the library board to keep it open. They objected to the hill between there and the new library and the lack of public transportation between the locations. The patrons stressed the importance the station occupied in the community.
The station closed in July 1961 and the books went to the Southwest Branch.