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Coronavirus

The Core Library Solihull is now open with safety measures in place. Go to the library page to see details of available services.

The following community library sites will reopen:

All other sites will remain closed.

Click and Collect

You can still request books for collection through our Click and Collect scheme at Shirley library

Anyone unable to use the online form can place an order by phoning 0121 704 8001.

Saturday 19 September is the last day you can pick up books requested through our Click and Collect service from Chelmsley Wood.

Returning books

Books borrowed from any library may be returned on Friday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Chelmsley Wood Library and Shirley Library without an appointment.

Library services

While some library sites remain closed we have introduced the following changes:

  • Visit our website for access to E- Audio, books, magazines and newspapers
  • There will be no charges for overdue materials for the time being
  • Any cards due to expire before 30 June have been extended so membership will not lapse
  • Loans will be extended until 30 September
  • Reservations will be temporarily suspended
  • New members now have online membership and can access a full range of online resources and eBooks

If you need to contact the library service please email or call 0121 704 6965.

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Anyone unable to use the online form can place an order by phoning 0121 704 8001.

Returning books

Books borrowed from any library may be returned on Friday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Chelmsley Wood Library, Shirley Library or The Core Library Solihull without an appointment.

Library services

While our library sites remain closed we have introduced the following changes:

  • Visit our website for access to E- Audio, books, magazines and newspapers
  • There will be no charges for overdue materials for the time being
  • Any cards due to expire before 30 June have been extended so membership will not lapse
  • Loans will be extended until 30 September
  • Reservations will be temporarily suspended
  • New members now have online membership and can access a full range of online resources and eBooks

If you need to contact the library service please email or call 0121 704 6965.

Follow us and keep up to date with information by visiting our social media pages.

Joining the library is easy, membership is free and you can use your library card in any Solihull library and use our online services.

Join a library online

You can also visit any library in Solihull to join in person. You will need to provide 1 form of identification that shows your name and address.

If you are under 13 a parent or guardian must act as guarantor before you can borrow any items.

Library services

When you join Solihull libraries, you can:

Borrowing

Adults can borrow up to:

  • 10 books (3 week loan)
  • 6 CDs (1 week loan)
  • 6 DVDs (1 week loan)
  • 10 Audiobooks (3 week loan)

Children and teenagers can borrow up to:

  • 10 books (3 week loan)
  • 6 CDs (1 week loan)
  • 6 children's DVDs (1 week loan)
  • 10 Audiobooks (3 week loan)

Renewal

You can renew items by:

You may not be able to renew items if they have been reserved by another customer.

Fees and charges

View our library charges for 2020/21.

Please read our Service update for information on fines during Coronavirus outbreak

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