Coventry’s first library coffee shop is now open


Fancy a latte with your John Grisham, a cappuccino with your Maeve Binchy or a flat white delivered to your table while using a computer? Coventry’s first library coffee shop is now open.



Central Library in Smithford Way is now home to STAX COFFEE serving a full range of drinks and snacks.


It has been designed and themed exclusively for a library space and library users with benefits including:


Highest quality coffee in a uniquely spacious, relaxed and social environment,

Discount on coffee and tea for all library card holders and new library members;

Open and attractive space for all ages,

Opportunity to eat and drink in the coffee lounge or takeaway and sit anywhere in the library

STAX COFFEE Mobile App available to order drinks and food for delivery right to your location anywhere in the library

Partnership with the leading UK coffee brand (Costa).


Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member responsible for libraries, said: “Libraries have long been about more than borrowing books. We’ve worked hard to increase the different ways our libraries can be used by the whole community and I congratulate staff for their enterprising approach in developing initiatives to make this happen.


“Coffee shops and libraries seem such natural partners for a modern lifestyle and I’m delighted STAX is now open.”


Darren Ratcliffe, Managing Director for STAX, added: “Libraries are such well-loved places and we at STAX know they are not just about great book collections and electronic resources.


“We are working to help to promote libraries as relevant and modern community spaces for lifelong learning and social interaction.”


Read more about STAX on their website.


Read more about Coventry Libraries and Information Service on our website.