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Nottingham Central Library

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Email:  Tel: 0115 915 2828

Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP

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Plans are in progress for the reopening of the library.

We will continue to update you on this page when the library is reopening.

Temporary New Opening hours



10.30am to 3.30pm


10.30am to 3.30pm


10.30am to 3.30pm


10.30am to 3.30pm


10.30am to 3.30pm


10.30am to 3.30pm



 Bank holidays




Facilities and services

Please note: In line with government guidelines, to allow for extra safety measures for all customers and staff, some facilities and services are altered or not available. 

As soon as we can reinstate all facilities, they will be re-added to this list.


Regular activities


All activities and events in libraries are postponed until further notice. We are operating a limited service because of coronavirus and guidelines from the Government.

We are running online special events and activities, visit Your Online Library

Special events


All special events in the library are postponed until further notice. We are running a limited service because of coronavirus and guidelines from the Government.

For a list of upcoming special online events visit our calendar here.

Or sign up to our Library Newsletter to receive updates about special online events straight to your inbox!

Books and specialist materials

Adult Literacy collection: life skills, basic maths and English

Ground Floor

Books in other languages

Floor 2

Books: Fiction, audiobooks on CD and MP3, large print, children’s

Ground floor

Books: Non-fiction

Floors 1,2 & 3

Books: Non-fiction for Children

Ground floor

Clearview Spectrum Machine – for magnification of text in books, newspapers etc.

Floor 3

Drama play sets for groups


eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio


Family history research resources and enquiries

Floor 1

Local Studies: books for loan, reference materials and resources

Floor 1

Maps of Nottingham: historical and modern

Floor 1

Maps and atlases: UK Ordnance Survey, A-Z, other countries.

Floor 3

Microfilm and microfiche readers

Floor 1

Music: CDs, DVDs and scores

Floor 3

Music sets for groups


Newspapers, magazines and periodicals

Floors 1,2 & 3

Newspapers from the past on microfilm

Floors 1 & 3

Young Peoples’ collection

Floor 2

Keep up to date

For news on changes to your library opening hours and services we’ll keep you up to date on this page, so keep checking back here before each visit.

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