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

Atherstone Library is now offering a Grab & Go Service. 

 

Early May bank holiday - all County Council libraries are closed on Sunday 2 May and Monday 3 May.

 

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)

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 4pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday 9.30am to 1pm
Friday 9.30am to 4pm
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday Closed

Telephone 0300 555 8171 for Atherstone 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

Long Street
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 1AX

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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.

  • Rhyme Time: Babies from birth – songs and rhymes for new-born and young babies with their parents and carers.  Ideal for babies not yet moving around.  Fridays, 10am to 10.30am.
  • Rhyme Time – songs and rhymes for 0to 2-year-olds, and parents and carers. Tuesdays, 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am.
  • Story Stomp – fun session for 2 to 4-year-olds and their parents and carers to follow on from Rhyme Time.  Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am.
  • Lego Club –  imaginative, creative Lego sessions for children. Saturdays, 11am to 12 noon.
Other groups and activities

Currently unavailable.

  • Silver Surfers – free computer and tablet help sessions for people aged 50 plus. Mondays, 10am to 12 noon.
  • Board Games – come along for a fun morning of board games. Thursdays, 10am to 12 noon.
  • Wednesday Club Afternoon Coffee – a different topic and guest speaker. One Wednesday a month, 1.30pm to 3pm. 
  • Family History Surgery  – with the Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society. Every third Wednesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm.
Warwickshire Police public enquiry service
Registration service
Warwickshire Direct services
Stratford District Council enquiries
Safe Place

Currently unavailable.

Atherstone Library is a Safe Place where you can go to get help if you feel unsafe or at risk when you are out and about.

We will help you contact your support worker, family member, carer or the police. You will know it’s a Safe Place as it will have a sticker in the window.

For more information visit the Safe Places page.

Disability access

Disabled access features – DisabledGo has a detailed access guide, showing a graphical summary of the venue’s accessibility using access icons and detailed information of the key features of the venue.

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