Library services affected by coronavirus
From Monday 23 March, all Warwickshire Libraries sites will be closed to the public and all library events cancelled until further notice. The mobile library service and the home library deliveries service have both been suspended until further notice.
Fines will be waived, and customers need not worry about returning items in the short term so please stay safe at home and keep your library items with you.
Our online services are still available - you can renew books online 24/7 and download eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks and eNewspapers.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Mobile Library Service is suspended until further notice.
Home library service
The home library service is suspended until further notice.
Changes to Warwickshire Libraries services due to COV1D-19
As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, all Warwickshire Libraries, Community Libraries, Mobile Libraries and the Home Delivery Service are now closed to the public.
Although we are closing our library buildings, we are not closing the Warwickshire Libraries service and digital services will remain available to the public.
Do the closures affect community/volunteer-run libraries as well?
Community Managed Libraries are all closed. Check our Find a library page for more information.
Will library-based activities and groups still run?
No events or activities are running while library buildings are closed.
Will the mobile library services still run?
Following advice from Public Health, the decision has been made to close all Warwickshire County Council Libraries including the mobile libraries.
What about the home library deliveries service?
The home libraries deliveries service is not in operation while all library buildings are closed.
Will I be fined?
We have extended the loan period for all items currently on loan until the start of July and all fines will be waived. You need not worry about returning or renewing items in the short-term. Please stay safe at home and keep your library items with you.
How do I return a book?
All library buildings are now closed. No fines will be imposed over the closure period and customers need not worry about returning items in the short-term.
Please keep checking Warwickshire libraries for up to date information
Can I renew a book?
We have extended the loan period for all items currently on loan until the start of July and all fines will be waived. There is no need to renew your items at this time.
Are there alternative ways to borrow?
Yes, our online library services are still available, and staff will be enhancing these further over the coming weeks, including boosting the online enquiry service and developing resources for study support for pupils.
You can already download eBooks and eAudiobooks through BorrowBox, and read eMagazines and eNewspapers, all completely free of charge. Visit our digital library catalogue.
Can I get help with accessing your digital services?
Yes, if you need help, just contact us. Email: [email protected]
Can I still join the library?
Yes, please complete the online join up form, a library card number and PIN will be emailed to you. You will be able to use the online services straight away. Your library card, which can be used in any Warwickshire Library, will be posted to you once the libraries reopen.
When are libraries likely to re-open?
Libraries will be closed until further notice, please check Find a library for up to date information.