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Be part of the conversation!

Be part of the conversation as we write The Next Chapter for Nottingham City Libraries. Tell us what’s important to you by completing our short online survey.

All responses will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a family ticket to “Titus: T-Rex is King” exhibition at Wollaton Hall this July!

Bringing our libraries to you!

Online or via our Click & Collect service – we’ve got you covered for books and resources online or in our re-opened libraries. 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.

Discover & Get Involved

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is nature.
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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

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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The Next Chapter

We want your views! Help write The Next Chapter for Nottingham City Libraries.
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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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BBC Novels that Shaped Our World

Watch these three brilliant workshops online here, discussions inspired by the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World
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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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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

World Book Day 2021

Celebrating World Book Day was a little different this year... there's still plenty to take part in online.
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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.