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Are you ready to be a Wild World Hero?

Children can take part in the “Wild World Heroes’ Summer Reading Challenge  by joining up at any Nottingham City Library and then reading six books of their choice over the summer.

There are stinky stickers to collect, awesome rewards to collect and a medal at the end – and it’s totally free to take part!


Updates to our services from July 19

Please visit our Coronavirus updates page for the latest information about library services.

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

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Summer Reading Challenge

Join the Summer Reading Challenge from July at your local library or online.
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29 July

Reset. Restart: Nottingham - From Business Idea to Business Model – Webinar

In a world where recent events have brought rapid and seismic change to businesses the ability to be creative and generate ideas to adapt is more important than ever
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The wonderful Spark Arts for Children are back with a brand new show in libraries and parks!
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School's Out Day!

Our very popular School’s Out Day is back on 30th July!
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The Next Chapter

What's 'The Next Chapter' for Nottingham City Libraries?
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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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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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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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The Girl of Ink and Stars

A tale of maps, myths and monsters.
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Once Upon a Darker Time by Sam Maxfield

Exploring the dark history of fairy tales.
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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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The Big Veg Takedown

Enjoy an animated story, developed over the summer of 2020, with help from the audience! Artists, children and their families all worked together to create this exciting story.
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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.