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Library services from July 19 2021

We are continuing to gradually reinstate our library offer. Read below for further information.  

Warwickshire Libraries will continue to keep you and our staff safe. When you visit, we ask you to: 

  • sanitise your hands  
  • choose to wear a face covering 
  • respect the space of others 

Adhere to the national restrictions and stay at home if you have any symptoms of coronavirus

Visit the library 

Concessionary Travel 

A limited number of libraries are now offering an appointment only service.  

Click here for further information.  

Other FAQs 

Can I request a book? 

To request specific books and items to collect when you visit, please use the online catalogue. The item does not have to be in your local library. Requests are free. You will receive an automated email or phone call to let you know when your item is available for collection (please make sure Your Account is up to date). Collect during opening times. No appointment required.   

Can I still use the Staff Select service?   

Yes, tell us about the book(s) or type of books you would like to read and we will put together a selection based on your preferences.    

How to use Staff Select   

Book returns

Return your Warwickshire Library books to any Warwickshire Library.   

Check the return date of your item via your online account or contact us if you have any queries.   

Can I renew a book?   

  • Check the return date and renew your items via your online account or contact us if you have any queries.   
  • Overdue fines do not currently apply.   

Will I be fined?  

  • Any library fines and charges incurred prior to 24 March 2020 will still be payable.   
  • Fines and charges are currently suspended.     
  • Contact us if you have any account queries.   

Are there alternative ways to borrow?   

Yes, our online library services are available, including:   

Book a computer   

  • Pre-book a slot using the online booking service.   
  • Drop-in computers are subject to availability, ask a member of staff when you visit   
  • Printing and scanning services are available    

Find out what services are available at your local library   

Contact us for further assistance. 

Can I join the library?   

Please complete the online  join up form, a library card number and PIN will be emailed to you within a couple of working days, you can use your library card number and PIN to access the online library services and request items. We will post your new card to you as soon as we can – please allow up to 7 working days. Alternatively, Contact us or visit a library where a member of staff will be happy to join you. Please bring one form of ID with your name and address or photo ID.   

Mobile libraries   

Further information on mobile libraries.  

Home library service   

If you are not normally able to visit the library due to ill health or disability and you do not have someone to collect books for you, the library can come to you.    

Community/volunteer-run libraries   

Digital Library Support   

If you are interested in the digital library but have never used it. We can contact you by phone or email to explain how to access the eLibrary using your  library membership. 

Contact us to request help

Will library-based activities and groups still run?   

Currently available: 

  • Children aged 4-11 years old can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge 
  • Online, staff are leading events and activities on  Facebook and Twitter, including events for children such as Rhyme Time. 

All other events and activities: 

We are working towards reintroducing events and activities for children and adults in our libraires. We will update this webpage with details so please keep checking here. We will also post updates on Facebook, Twitter and in our libraries.    

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What library services are available for children and young adults?   

Can I use wifi?   

WIFI is available at every Warwickshire County Council managed library.   

Can I use a photocopier?   

Yes. Charges apply.    

Can I study at the library?   

Study spaces are being reinstated gradually. Contact us for further information. 

Can I access the local studies collection (old newspapers, maps or microfilm)?   

Can I request an inter-library loan?   

Requests can be emailed to libraryenquiryteam@warwickshire.gov.uk. To speak to a member of staff about your request call 0300 555 8171, or visit your local library. Inter-library loan request charges apply.   

Can I donate books to the library?   

Sorry, we are currently unable to accept donations.  

Can I access the Music and Drama collection?   

Collections and subscription services are now available. Single items can be requested via the online catalogue.  

Contact us at librarymusicanddrama@warwickshire.gov.uk or 01926 412 168 for further information. 

Reading groups

The reading group service is available. Request a set online from the Reading Group Collection website.   

Boxes can be returned to your local library. No appointment is needed.   

Any queries, email libraryenquiryteam@warwickshire.gov.uk or call 0300 555 8171.