The Core Library

Grab and Go at The Core Library

From Monday 12 April the following services will be available:

  • 30 minute Grab and Go offer so you can browse and select your own stock
  • Loan of up to 10 items for 3 weeks minimum
  • Bookable PC access for up to 45 minutes per session. Some walk in slots may be available.
  • Library Joining
  • Renewal or replacement of library cards
  • General Library stock enquiries
  • Outside Café Table Service

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

Services not available at this location:

  • Any advice services provided by external organisations
  • Any group based activity including reading groups and rhymetimes
  • Physical newspapers or magazines
  • Stock ordering or reservation
  • Inter library loans
  • Photocopying, printing or scanning
  • Use of memory sticks.
  • Access to study spaces or seating (including the 1st floor of the Core Library)

All visitors are asked 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 governments Test and Trace requirements

Should you want to enter the Core without going through Touchwood, there is a path next to the Core adjacent to the Touchwood car park entrance on Homer Road. There is a path between the Core building and Touchwood that can be accessed from the back of the building on Homer Road.

To book a PC please call 0121 704 6977

If you have any questions regarding the library services available please see our FAQ.

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 to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm

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