A number of city libraries will be offering extended opening hours from this week.

The following libraries are open for controlled browsing and computer use:

  • Central Library (01902 552025), Monday to Thursday 10am–7pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am–2pm
  • Bilston Library (01902 556253), Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am–5pm, Wednesday 10am–7pm, Saturday 10am–3pm
  • Finchfield Library (01902 556260), Tuesday and Thursday 10am–4pm, Saturday 10am–2pm
  • Pendeford Library (01902 556250), Friday 2-5pm
  • Penn Library (01902 556281), Thursday 10am-1pm
  • Tettenhall Library (01902 556308), Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am–4pm, Saturday 10am–2pm
  • Warstones Library (01902 556275), Monday 10am–7pm, Tuesday 2-5pm, Thursday 1-5pm, Wednesday and Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am–2pm
  • Wednesfield Library (01902 556278), Monday noon-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am–5pm, Friday 10am-1pm, Saturday 10am–2pm

To allow social distancing and control numbers, customers must book a 30 minute session in advance by calling 01902 552025, and wear a face covering indoors in line with national regulations, unless they are exempt.

Library members can also continue to use the Select and Collect service, which enables library members to pre-order titles online, at the above named libraries. In addition, Select and Collect is available at East Park Library on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm, Whitmore Reans Library on Wednesdays from 1-4pm, Low Hill Library on Thursdays from 1-4pm and Spring Vale Library on Fridays from 10am-1pm. To reserve items, visit Libraries, email libraries@wolverhampton.gov.uk or call 01902 552025. 

Central Library will host Baby Book Time sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.30am and 11am from tomorrow (22 June) – booking is essential, please call 01902 552025. Unfortunately, because of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, a planned Harry Potter themed Wizardry event this Saturday (26 June) has been postponed.

Members are reminded they can also download a wide range of bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks for free via the BorrowBox library app on Apple or Android phones, tablets and computers. 

Councillor Stephen Simkins, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “We’ve had a great response to the gradual reopening of our libraries and are pleased to be able to extend opening times from this week.

“Because of social distancing,customers will still need to pre-book sessions for browsing and computer use but we hope to remove this requirement as soon as it is safe for us to do so.”

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries – to find out more, please visit Libraries, call 01902 552025 or follow the library service on social media at Facebook and Twitter