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Welcome Back

Reopening of some libraries, Frequently Asked Questions, updates on services and information for Nottingham City Library users.

Find a library

Contact details for libraries: details about reopening noted under the library name. Libraries with no note will reopen at a later date.

Your Online Library

Discover informative and fun ways to keep you focused and entertained in these challenging times. Bringing your library to you online.

Summer of fun!

We've got lots of things to do so you won't waste a second of the holidays this summer!

Keeping the kids busy

Keep the kids busy with a great choice of books, activities, home learning, coding and much more.

eBooks eMagazines eAudio

Free, remote access to library eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio books.

Computers and WiFi in Libraries

Use free computers and WiFi in Nottingham City Libraries.

Free eNewspapers and eMagazines service

With PressReader read online or download, at home, in the library and on the go. Free newspapers and magazines from your local area, UK nationals and 1,000s more from around the world. Click for more...


Online resources for reference, research and information. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, information for business, family history, universal credit, citizenship test and more.

Libraries special events

Online upcoming events for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Join the Library

How to join Nottingham City Libraries

Local Studies and Family History

Local Studies Library is a special collection of materials describing the changing scenery and communities of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Business & IP Centre Nottingham

The Business and IP Centre (Intellectual Property) providing help, support and advice to anyone thinking of starting or with their own business.

Library Catalogue: Search / reserve / renew / account

All about using the Nottingham City Library online catalogue.

Help with health at your Library

Find health information and support at Nottingham City Libraries.

Using the library

A quick guide to using the library, including: borrowing, enquiry service, new residents to Nottingham and the UK, visitors.

The Library for Under 5s

A great choice of books for babies and toddlers to borrow. Join in the fun activities with stories, music, rhymes and crafts.

The Library for 5-11 years

A great choice of books, activities and code clubs to join in with across the city.

The library for 12-19 years

There are teen areas in most libraries with books selected by local young people for their age groups. A great choice of fiction, non fiction, manga and graphic novels.

Volunteering in Libraries

Libraries are proud to provide unique and rewarding volunteering opportunities.

Library Charges and Fees

Most library services are free, such as joining and borrowing books. Find information on library charges, fees and concessions here.

Hire a Library Room

Spaces to hire in your community for meetings and events

Library Regular Activities

All temporarily suspended. Regular events, activities, talks and workshops happening in libraries across the City

Adult Learning Courses

Formal learning isn’t for everyone and our community learning courses are designed to inspire adults who want to return to learning and gain confidence and new skills.

Chai Experience: Share your memories

Celebrating South Asian heritage and its influence on Nottingham; family, culture, food, sport, business, politics.