GETTING BACK IN TO LIBRARIES
We will continue to make the library a safe place for customers and staff by keeping some of our safety measures.
Update 28 February 2022
Following new Government and Nottingham City Council guidelines we still recommend wearing face coverings when visiting libraries, this helps to make the library a safe place for all our visitors. We will continue to offer hand sanitizer and keep the library ventilated by opening windows or doors periodically.
Information about library opening times and contact details can be found on our Find a Library page.
What else is new?
- You can help us write the Next Chapter for libraries by completing our survey about the proposed changes to libraries.
- Nottingham Central Library stock can be reserved free of charge via the online library catalogue and some collections have been relocated to other libraries, find out more on the Nottingham Central Library page.
- You can view Local Studies archive Newspapers on microfilm by appointment at St. Ann’s Valley Centre Library
- Some libraries are now offering print from your own device, find out more about Princh
- Some regular activities are back in libraries, visit your local library page to find out more
- We are holding some one-off special activities in libraries
- We are starting to offer some volunteering opportunities
- Fines amnesty and free reservations continues until further notice. You now have more time to return your books, without the worry of fines. With libraries back to their original opening hours there’s more opportunity to visit and while you return books you can browse and choose some more.
We are working hard to bring back everything you love about libraries.
We will continue to update this page with any changes to services, please keep checking here for announcements. Also, always check the website page of the library you plan to visit before travelling, in case of any emergency changes to services.
Which libraries are open?
All our libraries are now available except
- Nottingham Central Library at Angel Row and Sherwood Library, both are closed until the new buildings are complete. You can find more information about these and all of our available libraries by visiting our Find a Library page.
Some are running reduced services:
- Nottingham Local Studies Library Service is closed to visitors but offering a remote enquiry service via email, LocalStudies.Library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and web resources via the Local Studies and Family History page
Please check on your library’s page for current opening hours and any emergency messages before visiting.
Did you know you can also pick up a rapid flow test at our libraries? Find out more here
For more information about our services
Click on the links below, and continue further down this page for more details. If you can’t find what you are looking for and have a question please contact us
You can reserve books and other items on the online library catalogue, to be collected from any Nottingham City or Inspire (Notts County) library. Until Further Notice there are no charges for Nottingham City Library members. Please note: Reservation fees will appear on your account, but charges will be removed automatically by the following day.
If the book you want is not listed on the catalogue. For books not available in Nottingham City or Inspire (Nottinghamshire County) Libraries we can take requests to either buy a copy for stock or try and get the book via an Inter-Library Loan from other UK Libraries, including The British Library. Both are subject to availability and for Inter-Library Loans charges will apply.
Don’t forget… we also have eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers that you can read at home on a PC, iPad, Tablet or smartphone.
Our fines amnesty for Nottingham City Library members continues until further notice.
There are never any charges for books and other library loans that are returned on time. If you have had your books a long time we would like you to return them so that other people can borrow them. Why not swap them for a great new read?