Welcome to Earlsdon Carnegie Community library. We’re really pleased you’ve found us.
We have been certified by Coventry City Council as COVID19 safe and are now able to open the library, albeit with reduced opening times. All users will be required to wear suitable masks when entering the library.
Reopening Monday 21st September
We will be allowing a limited number of visitors in both our adult and children’s libraries to browse and borrow our book stock for up to 15 minutes a time. We have a brand new one way system to facilitate social distancing and plenty of hand sanitiser to keep everyone safe. There’s no need to book a time slot, although you may need to wait outside if it gets busy.
We will also have a limited number of computers available for up to 30 minutes per session – you’ll just need to book in advance by either calling us on 02476977949 or by popping in to talk to one of our friendly volunteers. Fines are still waived, so you can return books too.
Our Select and Collect service is still in operation. To request books, you can fill in a form and pop it through our letterbox or click HERE. You can telephone us during our new opening hours on 024 7697 7949 / 024 7697 7947 / 024 7697 7950. Forms can be picked up from Coventry Building Society, Earlsdon Post Office or from our side door. Collection times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, Friday 3.00 – 5.00 pm.
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The ECCL story in brief
The trustees were tasked with reimagining the library to provide a real community space and to act as a cultural hub. Coventry City Council supported with a transition fund and Alan Denyer, owner/proprietor of AWD Restorations, stepped forward too. He looked beneath the trappings of a century of modifications; recognised the beauty of the building and was the inspiration and drive for its successful reinvention – giving freely of his expertise, craftmanship and time. You can share some of this journey now as we show you a brief glimpse of before and after.
Our restoration work is now complete and looking amazing. Our beautiful library now revels in its Edwardian heritage. The symmetry has been revealed, original features have been rediscovered and brought out of hiding – and our new events space The Reading Room is ready to welcome you. You’ll be able to browse through our wide collection of books and relax on one of our new sofas whilst enjoying a cuppa. (Covid19 permitting) Photocopying and printing will be available as before.
We’d like to thank you for using our services, borrowing from our expanding stock of books, using our computers, buying our donated books, attending our events and generally keeping us going as a wonderful local asset.
A library is the last safe community space. Please help us keep it so.
It’s worthwhile registering your children too; overdue children’s books taken out on their own tickets have fines waived.
You can support us by buying our exclusive range of cards.
They are priced at £1 each or 6 for £5
"Washington DC's oldest and most beautiful library was built by Andrew Carnegie in 1903. It was open for all- women, children and all races"Library of Congress