Some libraries are closed temporarily, though many remain available with a change to facilities. See below for the latest information on facilities, including Click & Collect and PC & printing services.

All you need to know about changes to our Libraries service during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) period

Updated Thursday 7th January 2021

Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff, we will update this dedicated page with any changes to our service.

Nottingham is now in National Lockdown and more information can be found on the Nottingham City Council National Lockdown page.

Some of our Nottingham City Libraries will remain closed temporarily, many of our libraries are available with a change to facilities, including Click & Collect and PC & printing for essential use (for example, job / work / benefits application, contacting family, education, research etc). This is by appointment only, booked in advance.

Our Online Library and electronic services will continue to be available via our newly revamped dedicated hub, Discover & Get Involved.

For information on other services and how to use the library safely, please see below.

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Click & Collect

Is available in the following libraries: Bulwell Riverside Library, Clifton Library, The Dales Centre Library, Hyson Green Library, St Ann’s Valley Library, Strelley Road Library, Wollaton Library.

Fill in the online form or phone one of the Click & Collect libraries to arrange the books for collection, by appointment only, booked in advance. (It may take up to 72 hours from requesting to be able to collect.)

If you’re not a member, please join online first.

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PC, Printing & Scanning services

Available at some libraries for essential use and by appointment only. Phone the available library to book an appointment before your visit.

Need to return a book, CD or other loans?

Any books, CDs & other loans have been automatically renewed until Saturday 1 May 2021.

We will keep you updated on this page for when you can either return your items or self-renew. If you have any queries please contact us.

Fines Amnesty

Our fines amnesty for Nottingham City Library members will continue, we will update this page on how and when it will be possible to return loans.


Online Library

Our Online Library is available in the form of our newly vamped website and our launched Discover & Get Involved section. Both give access to 24/7 eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers, plus links to trusted sites, including how to apply for Universal Credit, looking for and applying for jobs, keeping the kids busy and more!

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Home Library Service

The Home Library Service remains available to people with restricted mobility and carers who have no other way to use the library. Go to the Home Library Service page to find out more information.


Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service

The Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service offers an appointment-only collect and return service currently.

Reservations &
Inter Library Loan

It will not be possible to reserve books and other items on the library catalogue, or place Inter-Library Loans until further notice.

Safety Measures

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When you come to the library for your appointment please follow the safe use guidelines, especially when you attend an essential use PC session and have to enter the main building.
For any visit to the library we ask that you continue to follow Covid-19 safety guidance;

  • wear a face-covering where possible
  • use the hand sanitizer provided
  • keep a safe distance from others
  • book in advance over the phone for any of the available facilities, including Click & Collect

Our team will be taking extra measures, such as regular cleaning of facilities and storing books for 72 hours, to ensure the library remains as safe as possible.


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We continue to pay close attention to all government recommendations being updated via My Nottingham News and will keep you updated about library services via this page, Coronavirus updates.

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