Libraries - How We Can Help

CSC believe that chess and libraries are an excellent fit. Chess has a huge number of books written about it - a recent search of Amazon produced over 19,000 results. By running a regular chess club at your library you would be providing a great service to your community.

We have helped a number of libraries set up and run chess clubs - and we are keen to help more.

We can provide equipment and help you find someone to run it. We run regular training courses on teaching chess which would equip someone with the skills to run a club. Places on the courses would be free to library staff and volunteers and we would provide support. We will fund a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the CRB or Criminal Record Bureau - check for the person running the club. 

Your library would also have free access to the Yes2Chess programme - a secure online chess club.

We would also be very happy to provide our curriculum for you to stock in your catalogue and workbooks for the children to use.

If your Library is interested, we would love to help so please get in touch or Join Our Scheme.

These are the libraries where we are already involved.

Portsoken Chess Club /Iveagh Court Community Group
Barrow Barrow Library
Birmingham Library of Birmingham
Birmingham Afro Caribbean Millenium Centre
Birmingham Smethwick Library
Birmingham Spring Hill Library
Birmingham Thimblemill Library
Bournemouth Bournemouth Library
Bracknell Bracknell Library - Older People
Bracknell Kennel Lane School
Bracknell Sandhurst Library
Community Menthal Health Group ( Champions Show The Way)
Bradford Pavilion Cafe
Bradford Silsden Library
Bristol Avonmouth Library
Bristol Bedminster Library
Bristol Bishopston Library
Bristol Bishopsworth Library
Bristol Bristol Central Library
Bristol Bristol Prison (formerly Horfield)
Bristol Clifton Library
Bristol Filwood Library
Bristol Fishponds Library
Bristol Hartcliffe Library @Symes
Bristol Henbury Library
Bristol Hillfields Library
Bristol Horfield Library
Bristol Junction 3 Library
Bristol Knowle Library
Bristol Lockleaze Library
Bristol Marksbury Road Library
Bristol Redland Library
Bristol Sea Mills Library
Bristol Shirehampton Library
Bristol Southmead Library
Bristol St George Library
Bristol St Pauls Library
Bristol Stockwood Library
Bristol Westbury-on-Trym Library
Bristol Whitchurch Library
Bristol Wick Road Library
Bristol Wild Goose Homeless Chess Club
Brixton Brixton Library
Buckinghamshire Gerrards Cross Youth Club
Caerphilly Aberbargoed Library
Caerphilly Bargoed Library
Caerphilly Deri Library
Camden Camden Community Chess Club
Camden Primrose Hill Community Library
Cardiff Autism Puzzles
Cheshire Blacon Library
Cheshire Frodsham Junior Community Centre
Cheshire Nantwich Library
Cheshire Penketh Library
Chesterfield Chesterfield Library
Conwy Conwy Library
Bell Green Community Library and Learning Centre
Coventry Caludon Castle School and Community Library
Coventry Coventry Central Library
Enfield Enfield Island Village Library
Enfield John Jackson Library
Enfield Ordnance Road Library
Enfield Ponders End Library
Essex Colchester Junior Chess Club
Essex Redbridge Central Library
Essex Wickford Library
Falkirk Falkirk Library
Fife Glenwood Library
Gloucestershire Sir Bernard Lovell Academy
H&F Brunswick Club
Hampstead Keats Community Library
Haringey Marcus Garvey Library
Haringey Wood Green Library
Heckmondwike Heckmondwike Library
Hull Hull Central Library
Isle of Wight Bembridge Chess Club
Kensington & Chelsea Kensington Library
Lambeth Tate South Lambeth Library
Lambeth Upper Norwood Library
Lancashire Cleveleys Junior Chess Club
Lancashire Lancaster Library
Leeds Leeds Refugee Forum
Leeds Main Library/ Art Gallery
Leicestershire Anstey Community Library
Leicestershire De Monfort University Chess Club
Liverpool Liverpool Central Library
Liverpool Liverpool Junior Chess Club
Liverpool Norris Green Library
Liverpool Toxteth Library
Livingston (Scotland Rampaging Rooks Junior
Merthyr Tydfil Dowlais Community Centre
Monmouthshire Chepstow Library
Newcastle St. Luke's Church C of E
Newham Alfil
Newham Beckton Globe Library
Newham Build On Belief
Newham Canning Town & Custom House Library
Newham East Ham Library
Newham Green Street Library
Newham Manor Park Library
Newham Plaistow Library
Newham Stratford Library
Newham The Gate Library
Newham The Hartley Centre
Northamptonshire Corby Library
Nottingham Sikh Temple
Oxford Restore Cafe
Pontefract Pontefract Library
Reading Age UK,
Reading Crowthorne Library
Renfrewshire Ferguslie Park Community Library
Renfrewshire Johnstone Community Library
Renfrewshire Renfrew Community Library
Somerset Taunton Library
Southwark Peckham Library
Staffordshire Cannock Library
Staffordshire Silverdale Library
Suffolk Ipswich County Library
Sussex Brighton Library
Teeside Stockton Central Library
Teeside Middlesbrough Central Library
Teeside Thornaby Central Library
Thurrock Gray's Library
Walsall Bloxwich Junior Chess Club
Walsall Bloxwich Library
Wandsworth Battersea Library
Wandsworth Battersea Park Library
Wandsworth Streatham Library
Warrington Birchwood Library
Warrington Warrington Central Library
Warwickshire Atherstone Library
West Midlands Dudley Library
Westminster Pimlico Library
Westminster St Andrews Youth Club
Westminster Victoria Library
York York Central Library (Explore)