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Learn with Nottingham City Libraries

Do you want to learn something new? Do you want to improve your basic skills, perhaps to help you get a new job or to help your child with their homework? A range of courses for adults aged 19+  is just one click away!

Welcome to Nottingham City Libraries!

Whether you are visiting one of our libraries, using Click & Collect or doing things online – we’ve got you covered for books and resources. Discover our online events like storytelling sessions or get involved in workshops and webinars. There’s also lots to read in our eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers.

For updates about what services are currently available and what is changing visit our dedicated updates page.

Did you know you can also pick up a rapid flow test at our libraries? Find out more here

Discover & Get Involved

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CFL courses

Free adult learning courses, improve basic IT skills or language, building a website and more...
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Mental Health Awareness Weeks October 2021

Live events in libraries, online storytime and business help, tell us your feel good reads...
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25 Oct

Intellectual Property Clinic with Potter Clarkson

Do you have a great idea and want to know how to protect it?
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Black History Month

Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, Nottingham City Libraries have teamed up with Nottingham Writers Studio to bring you works from local writers.
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Get Online Week

We are running computer workshops and drop in sessions for Get Online Week.
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Nottingham Children's Book Award

We need your vote in this year's Nottingham Children's Book Award!
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Libraries Week 2021

Find out more about what libraries have to offer and the amazing contribution that libraries make to their communities!
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October 2021

New Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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Online jigsaw puzzles

Enjoy some quiet time with a jigsaw or two, piece together images taken from our Nottingham Local Studies collections.
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Chai Experience

We want to talk to more people about their experience of coming to live in Nottingham, to find out about their lives in the City in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.
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ROALD DAHL STORY DAY

Missed Dahl day on 13th September? Don't worry.....read on for lots of Dahl things to keep you entertained!
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September 2021

New Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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September 2021

Adult fiction available to borrow

We have some great new titles available in our libraries so pop on in and have a browse of our shelves.
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August 2021

New Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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Pick up a book and a rapid flow test kit during your visit!

Did you know you can collect a covid test kit from your library? Find out more...
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Spotlight on: Our Community - Adult Booklist

A selection of books that celebrate our ethnically diverse communities and offer a starting point for exploring racism, prejudice, diversity and black history.
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Spotlight on: Our Community - Children's Non Fiction Booklist

A selection of books that celebrate our ethnically diverse communities  and empower children to talk about diversity, prejudice, racism and black history. 
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Spotlight On: Our Community - Children Fiction Booklist

A selection of books that celebrate Nottingham's ethnically diverse communities and empower children to talk about diversity, prejudice, racism and black history. 
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Star Wars Day

Darth Vader paid a short visit to our very own Strelley Library! Here he met our very own library worker Shelley and came to inspect our machinery to make sure it was up to the empires standards!
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Seven Good Reasons to Visit Your Library

"Thank goodness we can go in to the library again, to browse and choose a book myself" and that's not all...
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April 19

'In Conversation' with Mufaro Makubika

An exclusive conversation with Mufaro Makubika, A Nottingham playwright recently commissioned by Fifth Word theatre company to produce an adaptation of NoViolet Bulawayo’s 'Man Booker Prize' shortlisted 'We Need New Names'
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My Poetry Journey with Manjit Sahota

Poet Manjit shares his poetry and inspirations.
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Talking Rubbish

Fantastic children's theatre – brought to you by Theatre Rites and The Spark Arts for Children – all about finding treasure in what other people throw away.
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Harry Potter Night 2021

Read on to help us celebrate the 7th Harry Potter Book Night themed around Diagon Alley this year.  Everything's online again, but there are still lots of activities you can get involved in......because we all need a little magic in our lives...
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Barbara of The House of Grebe with Marty Ross

Writer and storyteller Marty Ross brings to life Thomas Hardy’s dark tale, Barbara of the House of Grebe.
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May 2021

New Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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June 2021

New Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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July 2021

New Reads on BorrowBox

Explore some of the best books on BorrowBox this month.
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Author Talk: Clare Harvey

An interview with local writer Clare Harvey.
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Books & Resources

Use the online catalogue to research, reserve, renew and access books & resources in libraries, plus explore eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, eAudio, eReference and more.

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Click & Collect

Request a selection of books, audio books, fiction or non fiction and we’ll help you find your next great read.

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Computers, Printing & Wifi

Use free computers, wifi in Nottingham City Libraries. There are also printing facilities, including photocopying & fax available to use.

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