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Conversation Groups Are Back!

Do you speak English as a second language? Want to practise and learn more English in a supportive group? Then our online conversation groups could be for you!

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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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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13 September

IT'S ROALD DAHL STORY DAY!

Join in the global celebration of Roald Dahl stories this September with Roald Dahl Story Day. Marked on the 13th of September. Read on for lots of Dahl things to keep you entertained!
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23 Sep

Paid Digital Marketing (PPC) on a Budget - How and Why You Need to Do it

Considered using paid digital advertising but don't think it is affordable or you don't know where to start? This webinar is for you.
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20 Sep

Intellectual Property Clinic with Potter Clarkson

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