Welcome to Earlsdon Carnegie Community library. We’re really pleased you’ve found us although, sadly, we’re not able to let you into our beautifully renovated building at this time. In line with government advice, the library will be closed until further notice due to the Corona virus. We promise we’ll open as soon as possible.
All fines will be waived and please remember the BorrowBox app is available free for anyone with library membership to use.
More information can be found here:
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.
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. Each computer has its own defined desk space and a comfortable chair to sit on whilst you access the internet. 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.
You can do this by joining Earlsdon library and/or contributing a small amount each month by following this link.
Click to donate to Earlsdon Library
It’s worthwhile registering your children too; overdue children’s books taken out on their own tickets have fines waived.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. Andrew Carnegie
"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them."Lemony Snicket