Libraries in Stratford-Upon-Avon
|| Straford-Upon-Avon’s Central Library and Information Centre [map] can be found on Henley Street close to Shakespeare’s
The library is housed in an old timbered building and
does present some problems in terms of accessibility.
Upon entering the building you will be in the customer
reception and it is here that you can take out and return loan items and book computer sessions. You
can also purchase items from the shop here and collect
From here you will enter the “quick pick”
area. This is the perfect place for those in a hurry.
Come in and choose a book to borrow or quickly search
through the database of Warwickshire photographs. Close
by is the music department offering books, scores
and CDs to borrow.
Your next stop should be the ICT Access Zone, where
you can use one of the 16 computers (all with broadband
connection) to research, write or check email or learn
new ICT skills.
The teenage area is called BX4U and offers a chilled-out
zone for adolescents to relax and read or hire Playstation
2 games and graphic novels, DVDs and CDs.
The fiction area offers thousands of choices of
novels with attractive chairs and sofas on which to browse
the literature available.
Whilst mum and dad get stuck into their reading choices
little ones can have fun in their own Children’s
Library, which has plenty to keep little minds engaged,
including computers with safe-surfing Internet access.
Upstairs there’s a local studies area, which is
used for family history meetings and educational courses.