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

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


Updated Thursday 7 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 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 this website.

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


Reserving & Returning

Holds: It is now possible to reserve books and other items on the online library catalogue, to be collected by appointment from one of our Click and Collect libraries. Reservation fees will appear on your account, but all Nottingham City Library members will have the charges removed by the following day.

Your chosen library will contact you when your items are ready and arrange an appointment time for you to collect them.

Returns: please contact one of our available libraries to arrange your returns, or online via the Click & Collect form.

  • all items issued to Nottingham City Library members have been renewed.
  • Overdue charges will not apply.
  • Inter-library loans are not available until further notice.
  • We have lots of eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers that you can read at home on a PC, iPad, Tablet or smartphone. 

For Frequently Asked Questions or if you need to contact us please use Live Chat or you can email enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


More information

Not a member? You can join the library online, you will then be able to borrow free eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and use our new Click & Collect service.

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

Nottingham Local Studies Library Service has some free online resources.

The Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service will continue their appointment only collect and return service.

Our fines amnesty for Nottingham City Library members will continue, charges will appear on your account and be removed by the system overnight.

All events and activities in libraries remain postponed and suspended, but you can watch our online events and activities.

Our available libraries, by appointment and with a change to facilities:

Please visit the page for each library to see the new arrangements every time before you visit any of them. 

Our closed libraries & services:

Attending a library for a pre-booked appointment?

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 our Nottingham City Libraries dedicated page.

If you have any queries, please get in touch via our Live Chat or our email enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and we will try to answer as soon as possible.