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Coventry Libraries and Information Service has provided free books, information, ideas and education in Coventry for over 100 years.

How to join

To join a library visit any library, or complete a library application form online. All you need is proof of your address.

Autism friendly library at Tile Hill

In January 2017 Tile Hill Library became the first ever autism friendly library in Coventry. With ideas from parents and specialists the library has been redesigned and features such as, an open plan children’s area, specialist signage stock.

Activities for young people

Coventry Libraries also offer Storytimes, Rhymetimes, Stay and Play sessions, Chatterbooks, craft sessions and Lego labs!

What's on in Coventry Libraries?

Library services for people with a visual impairment

Coventry Libraries provide talking books as well as large print and braille books for people with a visual impairment. Most libraries also have helpful resources like screen readers and magnifiers to help library users read.

Reading Well: Books on Prescription

Reading Well: Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage their health and well-being through recommended self-help books. There are three strands to the Reading Well: Books on Prescription Scheme. One focuses on self-help reading for common mental health conditions, another strand focuses on dementia and the third strand focuses on common mental health issues that young people face. The Reading Well Mood-Boosting books scheme includes uplifting novels, poetry and non-fiction. The lists are recommended by readers across the country.

Book Start packs

Bookstart in Coventry is co-ordinated by Coventry Libraries and Information Services in partnership with the Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust Early Years and Childcare Service, Coventry Children's Centres and other community services. Bookstart supports parents and carers to enjoy books with their children and young people from as early an age as possible.

Special collections

Coventry Libraries also provide specialist collections. “Life’s ups and downs” supports young people with life experiences such as visiting a dentist or moving house. “High/low books” offer engaging and age-appropriate material for readers that are struggling to advance to higher levels of reading. A full list of specialist collections is in the library catalogue.

For more information, please visit the Coventry Libraries website