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Library services available during COVID-19

Our COVID-19 page can help you understand the changes when visiting a library and see what other services are available.

Library Services from Monday 19 July

From Monday 19 July the following services will be available at all sites apart from Meriden and Hampton in Arden which will be operating Click and Collect only:

  • Access to the library with unlimited time to browse and sit
  • Bookable and/or walk-in PC access for up to 2 hours per session with increased numbers of computers
  • Use of memory sticks
  • Renewal or replacement of library cards
  • General Library stock enquiries
  • Loan of up to 10 items for 3 weeks minimum
  • Photocopying, printing or scanning
  • Study space with unlimited time
  • Physical newspapers and magazines where available

You can also still order books from libraries using our Click and Collect service.

Services not available at the moment:

  • Hire of meetings rooms and use of space in the open library space by self-organised groups
  • Stock ordering or reservation
  • Inter library loans

All visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask or covering in line with current government guidance.

All visitors are asked to provide contact details on entering the site in line with the government’s Test and Trace requirements.

Our COVID-19 page can help you understand the changes when visiting a library and see what other services are available.

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge WWH

Calling all Wild World Heroes!

The Summer Reading Challenge is back and children ages 4-11 years old are being challenged to read six books over the summer and join in the fun. This year's theme is Wild World Heroes and is in partnership with WWF. You can find out all about environmental issues and what you can do to make a positive contribution to our planet.

All you have to do is register for free at any Solihull Library to get your collector pack and then collect stickers when you visit the library over the summer. You can choose any book you like for the challenge, the choice is up to you. You could even borrow books from our ebook and eaudiobook service.

If you complete the challenge you will earn yourself a certificate and a medal and you can enter our prize draw for tickets to the Core Theatre this autumn and Christmas. But hurry! Stocks are limited this year and when they are gone, they are gone!

You can also join the Summer Reading Challenge online where there are lots of videos, games and competitions too! Plus the Book Sorter that will recommend some really great reads.