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Nottingham Local Studies Library Service

Contact Us

While the library is temporarily closed to visitors please contact us via email: LocalStudies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

This service is currently closed to people visiting in person until the New Central Library opens in the Broadmarsh development. You can send your query in via email and there are lots of free online resources selected by the Local Studies staff on the Local Studies and Family History page.

Find My Past, for researching family history, and the British Newspaper Archive are available to use
free of charge via PCs in our available libraries.

Newspapers on microfilm are available at St Ann’s Valley Library, please visit the Local Studies and Family History page for more details and how to book

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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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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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Local history online quizzes

Enjoy some quiet time with our online quizzes for Nottinghamshire.
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Learning to do things online

Free online learning courses for using a computer, online shopping and banking, being safe online, video calls, social media and much more.
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Jobs, work & money support

Information to help with money, benefits, housing, restarting or starting a business, food banks, or finding work.
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Our favourite reading resources

We have a range of reading resources to get you into reading.
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