Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For support and advice about council services please call 01926 410410.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and need support call the Hotline on 0800 408 1447

Alcester Library is now offering a Grab & Go Service. 

 

What is available: 

  • Browse and borrow books from our shelves, and self-issue (for up to 30 minutes). 

  • Request books online and collect in the library.  

  • Staff Select and collect in the library.  We can supply book(s) that you like to read. 

  • Computer sessions bookable in advance online, by phone or ask inside (for up 45 minutes). 

  • Library Account enquiries & general enquiries including joining. 

  • Return books. 

  • Photocopier – A3/A4 black and white (staff operated)

  • Scanning (self-service). Instructions are available but staff support is limited. Book the Scanner PC to use this service. 

During this time: 

  • Please bring your library ticket to use the self service machines (we will help if you forget).  

  • We can only allow a limited number of people into the library at any one time.  You may have to wait a short time before entering.  

  • You do not need an appointment but visits are limited to 30 minutes.  

  • A maximum of 1 family in the children’s area at any one time. 

  • All other services remain unavailable. 

COVID-19 precautions: 

  • Quarantining and cleaning measures for returned books will be in place, before they are reused, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.  Your returned items may not be removed from your account for up to 5 days. 

  • Protect yourself and others from coronavirus. In line with Government guidance you are required to wear a face covering when in the library.  Please do not visit the library if you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus

  • Libraries are government designated venues where a system must be in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors, and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. We will therefore collect your name and contact details, at Grab & Go libraries, to support NHS Test and Trace.  

Library Services - latest information 

eLibrary - download eBooks & eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eMusic for free. 

 

Opening hours
Day Opening hours
Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm
Sunday Closed

Telephone 0300 555 8171 for Alcester Library information (depending on your call package, charges may apply). Lines are open: 

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 9am to 4.30pm

All County Council managed libraries are closed on bank holidays.

 

Location

Globe House
Priory Road
Alcester
B49 5DZ

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What we offer

Currently unavailable:

Let’s Make technology space
Children’s and young adult groups and activities

Events and activities on Facebook and Twitter, including Rhyme Time.

Currently unavailable.

  • Lego Club – last Friday of the month 4pm to 5pm. Creative themed sessions for children to build and create with lego. Term time only.
  • Storystomp – Fridays 10.30am to 11am. A fun session for 2 to 4-year-olds and their parents and carers to follow on from Rhyme Time.
  • Chatterbooks – book talk, fun games and crafts for 8 to 11-year-olds. Every second Friday of the month, 4pm to 5pm. Term time only.
  • Rhyme Time – songs and rhymes for 0 to 2-year-olds, and parents and carers. Wednesdays 10.30am to 11am.
Other groups and activities

Currently unavailable.

  • Silver Surfers – free computer and tablet help sessions for people aged 50 plus. Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Crafternoon Tea. Fridays, 13:30 – 15:00.
  • Betty's Crib Club, Mondays 10.00 – 12.00
Warwickshire Police public enquiry service
Registration service
Warwickshire Direct services
Stratford District Council enquiries

Currently unavailable.

You can talk to a customer service advisor in Stratford-upon-Avon District Council, using a Customer Access Terminal. Each terminal is equipped with scanners and webcams. The scanner allows you to easily show documents to an advisor and the webcams allow you to interact face to face for a more personal service.

Safe Place
Disability access
  • accessible entrance
  • ramp
  • public area on one level
  • accessible toilet
  • accessible parking
  • access to low vision
  • registered assistance dogs welcome
  • facilities for visually impaired
  • staff are trained to help
  • information available
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