The Core Library

Temporary closures

View the latest Library closures and changes to opening hours. 

Library services available during COVID-19

During September opening hours at all Solihull Libraries are increasing.

Please check your library's opening hours online or on social media.

Services now available:

  • Access with unlimited time to browse and sit
  • Bookable/walk-in PC access, up to 2 hours
  • Use of USB sticks
  • Renewal/replacement of library cards
  • General Library enquiries
  • Loans of up to 10 items for 3 weeks
  • Reservations of up to 10 items
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning
  • Study space with unlimited time
  • Newspapers and magazines where available

Our Click and Collect service is still running

Services not available at the moment:

  • Hire of meetings rooms/use of space in the open library by self-organized groups
  • Stock ordering
  • Inter library loans

All visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask and provide contact details on entering the site in line with the governments 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.

The Core
Homer Road
B91 3RG

Get in touch

  • general enquiries/library reception: 0121 704 6965
  • information services: 0121 704 6977
  • home library service: 0121 704 6947
  • local history & family history: 0121 704 6977


Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday from 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Thursday from 9.00am to 8.00pm

Find us

Virtual tour

For a virtual tour of The Core Library visit


The nearest car parks are Church Hill pay & display (free for disabled badge holders) or Touchwood’s underground car park

The Core Theatre and Cafe

For details of services and activities in the Core Theatre and Cafe visit