Rugby Library and Information Centre

New look interior coming soon to Rugby Library!

The library will be closed 19th – 23rd September

Works will be undertaken at Rugby Library from 3rd to 24th September. This will lead to a much improved use of study and computer space within the building with bright modern shelving and furniture inspiring reading and learning.

To enable this work to take place there will need to be some disruption to the service:

  • A reduced collection of adult fiction, including crime, family sagas, large print, talking books, and Books on Prescription will be available for loan between 3rd - 18th September at the front area of the library. There will be full access to the children’s library throughout this time. Non fiction will be unavailable.
  • Library computers are available until Sunday 16th September when work will begin on re-modelling the upstairs area. The nearest free library computers are at Wolston and Southam Libraries, booking is recommended.
  • To allow final extensive reconfiguration of all library spaces to take place, including a totally new children’s area, the library will be closed 19th – 23rd September.
  • You can borrow more books for an extended loan period with no items due for return during the closed period. Items can be renewed as normal, online or by phone - 01926 499273.
  • Code Club and the Knitting group will continue to meet throughout this period at their usual times but all other library activities are suspended until week beginning 24th September due to space restrictions on key dates. (See below for more details).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused while these works are ongoing.

The exciting new look library will be unveiled to customers on Monday 24th September. Come and take a look!

If you have any queries please Contact us.

Opening hours

DayOpening hours
Monday09.00 – 17.30
Tuesday10.00 – 19.00
Wednesday09.00 – 17.30
Thursday09.00 – 17.30
Friday09.00 – 17.30
Saturday09.00 – 16.00
Sunday12.00 – 16.00

Library services are also available by telephone – 0300 555 8171:

  • Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 18.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00


What we offer

Children’s and young adults groups and activities

  • Rhyme Timesuspended in September because of library refurbishment.  Resumes in October.   Songs and rhymes for 0 – 2 year olds and parents and carers. Wednesdays, 09:30 – 10:00 and 11:00 – 11:30 ; Fridays 11:00 – 11:30 (term time only).
  • Story Stompsuspended in September because of library refurbishment.  Resumes in October.  Fun for 2 – 4 year olds and their parents and carers, following on from Rhyme Time. Mondays, 11:00 – 11:30 (term time only).
  • Book Magicsuspended on Sundays 9, 16 & 23 September because of library refurbishment. free family fun for children of all ages and their accompanying adults. Stories and crafts: a different theme every week. Sundays, 14:00 – 15:00.
  • Chatterbooks – encouraging children aged 8 – 11 to take pleasure in reading. Book talk, fun games and crafts. Every first Saturday of the month, 11:00 – 12:00.
  • Code Club – free after school coding clubs for children aged 9 – 11.  Tuesdays, 16:00 – 17:00 (term time only).
  • Lego Clubsuspended on Saturdays 8, 15  & 22 September because of library refurbishment. creative themed sessions for children to build and create with Lego. Saturdays, 14:00 – 15:00. Please book in advance at Eventbrite.
  • Reading Hack – year-round activities and groups for 13-19 year olds.  Alternate Wednesdays, 16:00 – 17:00.
  • Spark Young Writers Group –  for children and young people interested in any kind of creative writing.  There is an annual charge for these sessions, payable to the organiser, Writing West Midlands.  One Saturday every month.

Other groups and activities

  • Silver Surfers – free drop-in computer and tablet help sessions for people aged 50 plus. Mondays, 10:30 – 11.30 and 11:30 – 12:30. Drop-in or book in advance – Contact us.
  • Rugby Family History Group.  Suspended on 20 September because of library refurbishment.  Every third Thursday of the month, 14:00 – 16:30.
  • Tuesday Evening Reads – suspended on 18 September because of library refurbishment. Reading group. Third Tuesday of the month, 18:00 – 19:00.
  • Games Group. Suspended on 13 and 20 September because of library refurbishment. Scrabble, Monopoly, chess and draughts. Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Knitting Group.  Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00.

Safe Place

safe places logo

Rugby 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.

Rugby Library and Information Centre was last updated on September 17, 2018.