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 9am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 9am to 5.30pm
Thursday 9am to 5.30pm
Friday 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

Telephone 0300 555 8171 for Rugby 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 and when these fall on a Monday, the library is also closed on the preceding Sunday.

Location

Little Elborow Street
Rugby
CV21 3BZ

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What we offer

Currently unavailable:

  • CDs
  • newspapers and magazines
  • Micro:bits for loan – start coding with tiny programmable computers.  For over eight year olds.
  • read and relax area
  • study space
  • UK Online Centre
  • iKiosk self-service – avoid the queue
Let’s Make technology space

Currently unavailable:

  • Let’s Make – explore and experiment with innovative and creative technology, including 3D printing, virtual reality, coding, digital embroidery and much more.  Visit the Let’s Make page for up-to-date scheduled events and activities
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.

  • Book Magic – free family fun for children of all ages and their accompanying adults. Stories and crafts: a different theme every week
  • Lego Club – creative themed sessions for children to build and create with Lego
  • Rhyme Time – songs and rhymes for 0 to 2-year-olds and parents and carers
  • Story Stomp – fun for 2 to 4-year-olds and their parents and carers, following on from Rhyme Time

Currently available online:

  • Code Club – free after school coding clubs for children aged 9 – 11.  Mondays and Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm (term time only)

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

Currently unavailable:

  • Chatterbooks – encouraging children aged 8 to 11 to take pleasure in reading. Book talk, fun games and crafts. Every first Saturday of the month, 11:00 – 12:00
  • Reading Hack – year-round activities and groups for 13 to 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

Currently unavailable:

  • 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.  Every third Thursday of the month, 14:00 – 16:30.
  • Talk and a brew – a free programme of talks by the U3A with tea, coffee and biscuits for £1.00.  Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 14:00 – 15:30.
  • Tuesday Evening Reads – reading group. Third Tuesday of the month, 18:00 – 19:00.
  • Games Group – Scrabble, Monopoly, chess and draughts. Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Knitting Group.  Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00.
Warwickshire Police public enquiry service
Registration service
Warwickshire Direct services
Stratford District Council enquiries
Safe Place

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.

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