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Welcome Back to Nottingham City Libraries

Great News! From Monday 12 April we can welcome you back in to the majority of our libraries.

Bringing our libraries to you!

Online or via our Click & Collect service – we’ve got you covered for books and resources while most of our libraries are closed. Discover our online storytelling sessions and get involved in writing workshops, there’s also lots to read in our eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers.

Discover & Get Involved

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Easter activities

Easter holiday fun! From SparkArts theatre productions, to stories and crafts we've got your Easter holidays covered.
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19th April

'In Conversation' with Mufaro Makubika

Join us for 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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Census 2021

The Census survey happens every 10 years, all households must complete it. Libraries are here to help if you need it.
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Online jigsaw puzzles

Enjoy some quiet time with a jigsaw or two.
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8 March 2021

International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year we need your help! Join the challenge!
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World Book Day 2021
4 March 2021

World Book Day 2021

Celebrating World Book Day is a little different this year.....find out how you can get involved.
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BBC Novels that Shaped Our World

Three brilliant workshops inspired by the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World
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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.