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Nottingham Central Library - Floor 1 - Local Studies Library
The Local Studies Library on Floor 1 of Nottingham Central Library is a collection of resources describing the changing scene of the local area from earliest times to the present day, the communities affected, prominent individuals and related subjects.
The relocated and refurbished Local Studies Library opened to the public in February 2011 on Floor 1 of Nottingham Central Library. Stock is still being returned to the library from storage and so not all items are immediately accessible - please contact library staff in advance of your visit.
Take a tour around the new Local Studies Library
Floor 1 - Local Studies Library
Nottingham Central Library
Tel: Nottingham (0115) 915 2873 (enquiries)
Fax: Nottingham (0115) 915 2850
24-hour renewal line: 0845 330 4435
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The Local Studies collection has information about the City of Nottingham specifically, and the County of Nottinghamshire generally.
In addition to the materials highlighted below, the collection includes one copy of virtually every book written about Nottinghamshire people, places and subjects.
Resources available in the Local Studies Library include:
- Books, pamphlets and reports
- Broadsheets and printed ephemera
- Family history
- Historical directories
- Local council documents
- Nottinghamshire information index
- Oral history recordings and transcripts, including the The Italian Connection project
- Periodicals, news-sheets , reports from local clubs, societies and companies
- Free public access computers, with MS Office and Internet facilities, connected to colour and black & white printers (including high quality colour laser printers)
- Free WiFi
Accessing the material
A small collection of materials for loan is available on Floor 1, but most of the Local Studies stock is for use in the library only. The main Local Studies Collection is housed in a separate area of Nottingham Central Library, accessible to staff only. Please ask staff at the Enquiry Desk for help in finding what you want.