Sherwood Library

Sherwood Library Temporary Closure

Sherwood library was originally closed following a review of the building’s ceiling and alcove plaster. The current buildings were in a poor state of repair and the library no longer met the standards expected by library users.

Following this closure, details to build a new Sherwood Library were revealed, contracts were signed with a developer, and the whole site is being redeveloped. Hockley Developments have been on site since mid 2021 to begin works.

Public consultations with Nottingham City Council and Hockley Developments took place online Friday 5 March and Thursday 18 March 2021 and hoarding has been erected to provide additional security around the premises. If you have missed previous information you can view a video presentation by Hockley Developments on You Tube

It is expected that the new Library will be ready to open to the public in Autumn 2022.

For more information regarding the planning application please visit the Nottingham City Council Planning website.

We will keep you updated with more information here as the project progresses.

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  • While Sherwood library is closed, we have libraries nearby that are available for all to visit, such as Southglade Library and Hyson Green Library.
  • To discover more Nottingham City Libraries, please see our Find a Library guide that details their locations and all available facilities.

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