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Central Library to undergo repair work

Published Monday, 02 March 2020

The Central Library will be closed for a week in March to allow restorative work to be done to the interior of the building.

The work will be undertaken by the Council’s Property Services team as part of getting the building ready for the city’s year as City of Culture in 2021.

The Central Library will be closed from Monday 16 March – 22 March, while the team puts up some scaffolding inside the foyer. The library will then briefly close again between Monday 27 April and Wednesday 29 April so the scaffolding can be taken down.

As a result of this closure, any book or materials that are due to be returned during either of these closures must be returned prior to these dates. During these closures, all other Council libraries will remain open.

Peter Barnett, Head of Libraries at Coventry City Council said: ‘The Central Library will have a part to play during our year as the City of Culture in 2021 and this work is about making sure this much-loved building is in the best shape it can be. We thank you for your patience while we carry out this work.

Alternative council libraries residents can use during the closure.

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