Atherstone 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 (via a box outside the building, by the garage door).
During this time:
- The customer entrance is via the side door; the exit is via main doors.
- The returns point is by the garage door.
- 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.
- All other services remain unavailable.
- 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.
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- 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. Lines are open:
- Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
- Friday 9am to 4.30pm
All County Council managed libraries are closed on bank holidays and the preceding Sunday.
- What we offer
- computers with printing – printing is A4 black & white, and colour.
- books, talking books, large print
- magazines for loan
- newspapers and magazines to read in the library
- Books on Prescription collection – mental health self-help books, eBooks and CDs.
- Sorted! book collection – help for children, young people and parents with common problems and situations.
- Micro:bits for loan – start coding with tiny programmable computers. For over 8-year-olds.
- photocopier – A3/A4 black and white
- local studies and family history service
- UK Online Centre
- Concessionary travel passes
- Children’s and young adult groups and activities
- 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
- 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.
- Safe Place
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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