Stratford Library to temporarily relocate to Rother Street

Stratford-upon-Avon Library

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Library is to relocate to Stratford ArtsHouse.

The library on Henley Street will close on Friday, 20th January, and reopen at the ArtsHouse on Rother Street on Monday, 30th January,

It will remain there until the summer while essential works, including piping and electrical work, are carried out on the existing Henley Street building.

The temporary location will be smaller, meaning that services provided from there will be limited, customers will be offered an extra, free service to request any items, such as books, DVDs or audiobooks that are in Warwickshire County Council stock.

The following services will be also available at the ArtsHouse:

  • Library enquiries and lending service
  • Concessionary Travel Service
  • Free public access to two computers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Rhymetime and Storystomp sessions
  • Daily newspapers
  • Photocopier
  • Free requests for any items in WCC stock

The temporary Stratford-upon-Avon Library at Rother Street will be open from 9.30am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 3pm on Saturdays.

When the works are complete in summer 2017, the building will boast a new and improved look, longer opening hours and house the service for registration of births, deaths and marriages.

Councillor Kam Kaur, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Resources, said: “These essential works will ensure that the people of Stratford-upon-Avon can enjoy improved services at their library for many years to come.”

Councillor Matt Western, Overview and Scrutiny Committee Member for Resources, said: “Stratford upon Avon Library is very popular in its community and we are delighted to work with Stratford ArtsHouse to provide a nearby location, enabling us to carry on providing a service whilst works take place.”

For further information please visit, phone 0300 555 8171 or email