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

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 mask

  • respect the space of others

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

 

Library Services - latest information 

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

Opening hours
Day Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm
Friday 9.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday Closed

 

Telephone 0300 555 8171 for Polesworth 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

Bridge Street
Polesworth
Tamworth
B78 1DT

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What we offer
  • books, talking books, large print - browse and borrow books from our shelves
  • 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 
  • library account enquiries & general enquiries including joining 
  • computers with printing – printing is A4 black & white, and colour. Bookable in advance online, by phone or ask in the library 
  • scanning - instructions are available but staff support is limited. Book the Scanner PC to use this service
  • photocopier – A4 black & white, and colour
  • Books on Prescription – mental health self-help books, eBooks and CDs
  • WiFi
  • self service machines to issue, return & renew
  • concessionary travel passes - applications and renewals by appointment only. Please contact the library to make a booking
  • Community Collect: free coronavirus (COVID-19) lateral flow home testing kits on request; please ask in the library (for aged 18+)

Currently unavailable:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • Micro:bits for loan – start coding with tiny programmable computers.  For over eight year olds.
  • study space
  • UK Online Centre
Let’s Make technology space
Children’s and young adult groups and activities

Bookable events and activities for pre-school and school aged children.  Places are limited - please book in advance.

  • Lego Club –  imaginative, creative Lego sessions for children
  • Rhyme Time – songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds and parents and carers.
  • Story Stomp – fun session with stories and rhymes for 2-4 year olds and their parents and carers to follow on from Rhyme Time. 

You can also find online events and activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Other groups and activities

Currently unavailable:

  • Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society - Drop in help and advice sessions. This will run on the fourth friday of each month between 10:30am and 12:30pm. First session will begin 27 March 2020.
  • Silver Surfers – free computer and tablet help sessions for people aged 50 plus. Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00.  Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Book and a Brew – tea, coffee and a chat.  Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30.
Warwickshire Police public enquiry service
Registration service
Warwickshire Direct services
Stratford District Council enquiries
Safe Place

Polesworth 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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