The Core Library

Temporary closures

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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


View our main Libraries page for details of services available in Solihull Libraries and links to the library catalogue/My Account

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

Please note, access to library computers ends 15 minutes before the library closes at the end of the day.

Core Library Ground Floor Plan
Core Library Children's Library Plan
Core Library First Floor Plan


Regular events are held in the library, booking is necessary for some of these.

You can also view the events at our other libraries.

Please also follow our Facebook page for up-to-date news.

Find us

Travelling to the library

The Core Library is next to the Touchwood Shopping Centre, and is on Theatre Square. The nearest car parks are Touchwood and Church Hill; for longer stays the Monkspath Hall Road car park is a few minutes' walk away.

Bus stops in Solihull are on Poplar Road. Go into Touchwood from these and follow the signs through to the library and Core Theatre.

The nearest railway station is Solihull. From the station, cross over Blossomfield Road, then walk along Homer Road to the Touchwood car park entrance, and walk up the path to Theatre Square..

Accessibility information for the Core Library from AccessAble

Assistance dogs only are allowed in the Core building.

Virtual tour

For a virtual tour of The Core Library visit

The Core Theatre and Cafe

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

Core Creatives (Support for artists)

Core Creatives is based on the first floor of The Core in central Solihull and is open to artists who live, work or study in the borough.

The space has been designed with local creatives and it’s set up and support packages aim help local creatives grow and develop their practice by supporting collaboration, experimentation and business growth.