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Are you in need of a new read? Return your old books and borrow something new!

  • We run a Click and Collect service where staff select books for you at their libraries from the information you give us.
  • You can place reservations (holds) free of charge to collect from any of our Nottingham City Libraries via the online catalogue.
  • If we don’t have the book we may be able to borrow it via Inter-Library Loan. (This is charged for.)
  • We also have thousands of eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers that you can read at home on a PC, iPad, Tablet or smartphone.
Nottingham Library Readers

Want recommendations and discussions about books?

We have lots of ways for you to find a new author or genre:

Regular favourite picks on our Nottingham Readers Page,

Reading groups in libraries, including The Listening Chain audiobook group, for people who struggle with standard print and our Facebook reading group.

Booklists for adults and children, recommended eBook & eAudio reads, online author talks, creative writing workshops and lots more in our Discover and Get Involved section.

Books on library shelves

Do you want to know more about using the Library?

If you are a member of Nottingham City Libraries, you can borrow up to 24 loans at a time, which covers you for: books, newspapers & magazines, talking books, single music scores and language courses.

As well as the 24 loans from a library you can also sign up to our eBooks, eAudio and eNewspapers & eMagazines services with the same membership.

We have a dedicated page with all you need to know about using Nottingham City Libraries

For help with Books and Resources, please contact us,

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