Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and need support call the Hotline on 0800 408 1447

Warwick Library is now offering a Grab & Go Service. 

 

Early May bank holiday - all County Council libraries are closed on Sunday 2 May and Monday 3 May.

 

What is available: 

  • Browse and borrow books from our shelves, and self-issue (for up to 30 minutes). 

  • 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. 

  • Computer sessions bookable in advance online, by phone or ask inside (for up 45 minutes). 

  • Library Account enquiries & general enquiries including joining. 

  • Return books. 

  • photocopier – A3/A4 black and white, and colour (staff operated)

During this time: 

  • Please bring your library ticket to use the self service machines (we will help if you forget).  

  • We can only allow a limited number of people into the library at any one time.  You may have to wait a short time before entering.  

  • You do not need an appointment but visits are limited to 30 minutes.  

  • A maximum of 1 family in the children’s area at any one time. 

  • All other services remain unavailable. 

COVID-19 precautions: 

  • Quarantining and cleaning measures for returned books will be in place, before they are reused, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.  Your returned items may not be removed from your account for up to 5 days. 

  • Protect yourself and others from coronavirus. In line with Government guidance you are required to wear a face covering when in the library.  Please do not visit the library if you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus

  • Libraries are government designated venues where a system must be in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors, and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. We will therefore collect your name and contact details, at Grab & Go libraries, to support NHS Test and Trace.  

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 9am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 9am to 5.30pm
Thursday 9am to 5.30pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

Telephone 0300 555 8171 for Warwick 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

Warwick Library and Information Centre
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

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What we offer

Currently unavailable.

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

Events and activities on Facebook and Twitter, including Rhyme Time.

Currently unavailable.

  • Rhyme Time – songs and rhymes for 0 to 2-year-olds and parents and carers. Thursdays, 9.30am to 10am and 11am to 11.30am.
  • Story Stomp – fun session for 2 to 4-year-olds and their parents and carers, following on from Rhyme Time. Mondays, 9.30am to 10am.
  • Chatterbooks – book talk, fun games and crafts for 8 to 11-year-olds. Once every four weeks, Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm. Term time only.
  • Page Turners – book and craft activities for Year 7 and above. Every four weeks on a Saturday,  2pm to 3.30pm. Contact us for more information.
  • Lego Club – Lego Club – imaginative, creative Lego sessions for 8 to 11-year-olds. Alternate Tuesdays, 3.45pm to 5.15pm. Book with Eventbrite. Term time only.
  • Lego Club Saturdays - starting 13 July. Creative themed sessions for primary school-aged children to build and create with Lego. Saturdays, 10.30am to 11.30am. Drop in - no need to book. 
Other groups and activities

Currently unavailable.

  • Silver Surfers – free drop-in computer and tablet help sessions for people aged 50 plus. Tuesdays, 2pm to 4pm. Drop in; no need to book.
  • Coffee Morning –  with guest speakers. £1 charge. First Wednesday of every month, 10.30am to 12 noon
  • Reading Group. Meeting every third Tuesday of the month, 2.00pm to 3.15pm. Contact us for more information
Warwickshire Police public enquiry service
Registration service
Warwickshire Direct services
Stratford District Council enquiries
Safe Place

Currently unavailable.

Warwick 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
  • accessible entrance
  • ramp
  • public area on one level
  • accessible toilet
  • induction loop
  • access to low vision
  • registered assistance dogs welcome
  • facilities for visually impaired
  • sign language interpretation arranged on request
  • staff are trained to help
  • information available
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