Balsall Common Library

Photograph of the Balsall Common library entrance

283 Kenilworth Road
Balsall Common
Coventry
CV7 7EL

Telephone: 01676 532590
Email: libraryarts@solihull.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday and Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Fridays 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Facilities

  • free WiFi access
  • 2 hours free computer and internet access for library members (computers are available until 15 minutes before the library closes). Access for non-library members is charged at £1 for half an hour, or £2 for an hour
  • audio books and DVDs
  • A4 Black and white/colour photocopying and scanning facilities available
  • Books on Prescription
  • Police Volunteers - West Midlands Police volunteers are based here during the following times:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 11.00am to 12.30pm
  • Solihull Connect Local - Council services can be accessed either online via the Solihull Council website or by speaking with one of our Customer Service Advisors using the free phone provided. Library staff are on hand to provide support to get online and will accept any paper applications ie: Blue badges or documents to support Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claims. (However, library staff cannot advise you on these services)
  • you can view an access guide for Balsall Common library at DisabledGo
  • Online services

    Activities

    • Self-run Coffee Morning - First Thursday of each month, 10.30am to midday. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with some friendly faces
    • Readers Circle - Second Thursday of the month - 10.15am to 11.30am. Come along and have a natter with fellow book lovers. Exchange recommendations, discuss books and share your thoughts on authors. Please contact the library for details
    • Self-run Family History Support Group - Usually on the third Thursday of each month, 1.15pm to 3.00pm. Includes exclusive use of the library PC's for research between 3.00pm to 4.00pm. An informal group of library members meeting to discuss and help each other with their family history research. New members always welcome
    • Self-run Striders and Strollers - Alternate Tuesdays from 10.15am. Meet for free walks in Balsall Common area led by a trained walk leader and enjoy a cuppa afterwards. The routes are mostly flat, even and accessible to all participants regardless of physical ability. If you are unsure, please come along and talk to the walk leader, who will be available to answer any questions or concerns. All ages welcome, no need to book, just turn up
    • Pop-Up Communities - Every Friday 2.00pm. Come along for a drink, a biscuit, and a chat. An opportunity to discover a new hobby and meet new people
    • Tales and Time to Play - Every Monday 2.15pm to 3.00pm. Bring your little ones for a story followed by a chance to play, sing, chat and relax with other young families. Suitable for pre-school children, toys and musical instrucments are provided
    • Rhyme Time - Every Tuesday at 2.15pm. Come along with your babies and toddlers and enjoy listening to happy songs and rhymes with actions and percussion instruments
    • Talented Teens - Once a month, Saturdays 11.00am to 12.30pm. Meet with friends, borrow books, and play board games. For age 11+. Please contact the library for details

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