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What's on in libraries

Advice and information

Library based advice and information sessions put you in contact with the people and organisations that can help you with a range of issues.

Where to find library-based advice and information

Benefits, debt and housing advice

Drop in (first come, first served)

If you have a form to fill in, please call 024 7652 1100 before attending. Please bring with you any paperwork you have about your problem, such as letters and bills.

This service is run in partnership with Coventry Independent Advice Service.

Careers advice

Drop in.

This service is run in partnership with Reed.

Drop in.

  • Central Library - every fortnight on a Friday from 9.15am - 4.00pm. Dates for 2018: Friday 11 May, Friday 25 May.
  • Foleshill Library - Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm

This service is run in partnership with the National Careers Service.

Community savings and loans outreach service

Drop in (first come, first served)

This service is run in partnership with Coventry Credit Union.

Councillor surgeries

Drop in.

  • Allesley Park Library – held on the fourth Saturday of the month from 12.00pm. Councillor Jayne Innes (Whoberley) in attendance. Dates for 2018: Saturday 26 May, Saturday 23 June, Saturday 22 September, Saturday 27 October, Saturday 24 November.
  • Central Library - held on the second Saturday of the month from 12.00pm. Councillor Jim O'Boyle (St. Michael's) in attendance. Dates for 2018: Saturday 12 May, Saturday 9 June, Saturday 14 July, Saturday 11 August, Saturday 8 September, Saturday 13 October, Saturday 10 November, Saturday 8 December.

Further links

Citizens Advice Bureau

Website: or

The Citizens Advice Bureau is a national charity providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. You can get advice on benefits, work, debt and money, consumer rights, relationships, housing, law and rights, discrimination, tax, healthcare and education.

Coventry Independent Advice Service


Coventry Independent Advice Service is a local charity offering free advice on benefits, debt and money, and housing to any Coventry resident. The service runs advice and information sessions at community venues across the city.

Highlife Centre


The Highlife Centre works with black and minority ethnic communities, young people between the ages of 18-30 who are “NEETs” (not in employment, education or training), unemployed graduates and unemployed single parents.

Money Advice Service


The Money Advice Service provides free and impartial money advice in areas such as debt, pensions and planning for retirement, budgeting, redundancy, insurance, mortgages, benefits and savings.


* Booking required
† Term time only
‡ Community-led library

Last updated: 2 May 2018

Central Library


Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
Smithford Way

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