Diversity Library Services

Did you know that Coventry Libraries and Information Service have a team of staff with a wide range of
language and cultural skills. The team encourages people to use the library services and also find out what people from BME and socially excluded groups want from their libraries.
Apart from providing books and other materials in community languages the team participate in community events, visit schools, and community groups to promote the cultural and linguistic diversity
in the city.
The team work in partnership with other service providers, for example Asian Age UK to deliver books
to people who are housebound.

We also offer:

  • Books reflecting the cultures of African Caribbean, Asian and  other communities
  • Books for adults and children in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese
  • Newspapers and magazines in several languages
  • Material for the learning of English and other languages
  • Talking books
  • Music for all ages and tastes: reggae, bhangra, films, folk and modern music, etc.
  • Asian DVDs at several libraries
  • Exhibition material relating to multicultural Britain  

Poetry Group - Rainbow writers/narrators group

Come along and recite poetry in your own languages. Rainbow writers/narrators group meets every first Sunday of the month at Central Library from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
Refreshments provided in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Poets with languages other than Asian languages are invited and welcomed.
For more information call Central Library on 024 7683 2314 or Diversity Team on 024 7683 2326.

Diversity Team, Libraries

Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY


Tel: 024 7683 2326