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Welcome Back

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

We are reopening some of our Libraries

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to some of our Libraries from Monday 6 July. The way you can use the library has changed in line with government guidance. There are details about this and which libraries will be open in the sections below. We will keep you updated with any further changes via this page. 

Our Libraries that are open from 6 July:

The Libraries below will have temporary new opening times so that we can follow Government guidelines on how to run safely. This also means changes to how you can use our facilities and services, so please visit the page for each library to see the new arrangements before you visit any of them. 

Dales Centre Library

Hyson Green Library

The Meadows Library

Southglade Park Library

Strelley Road Library

When will other libraries open?

We plan to open Libraries a few at a time, to make sure that the right safety measures can be used in each Library as it opens. Over the coming weeks our aim is to open more Libraries, as well as any services we provide elsewhere, such as the Home Library Service.

We will continue to update you on this page as other Libraries and services become available.

We have created new ways for you to use the library.

For the safety of staff and all customers, we have put a few measures in place to help our libraries run smoothly.

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Returning your books safely?

We are offering a fines amnesty, so you can return books to our open libraries.

This helps us offer a wide range of books to you and all library visitors.

Using computers in our libraries? 

One of the biggest changes for our libraries is that staff will need to book the computer for you. From 6 July as long as a computer is available, this can be booked straight away by a member of staff at the desk or in advance over the phone before you visit. 

Please be aware that in many libraries we have to limit the time spent and the use of computers. This is to make sure as many people as possible can use the library with the social distancing measures in place based on Government guidelines.

Please go to our Computers and Wifi page to read the details

Still have questions?

With recent changes to services and facilities, we know you may have more questions. We’ve compiled FAQs that you can search to try and help with your queries.

Search our Frequently Asked Questions

We continue to pay close attention to all government recommendations being updated via the Nottingham City Council page and will keep you updated about library services via this page.

You can still contact us via our Live Chat and our email enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk we will try to answer as soon as possible.

To make sure you enjoy our facilities safely please:

  • Keep a safe distance apart         
  • Use hand sanitiser provided     
  • Use our self service machines
  • Pay charges online where possible

To make it safe for you our team of library staff will:

  • Clean surfaces in the library regularly
  • Book computers at the desk or by phone
  • safely store returned books for 72 hours
  • Sometimes limit customers' time in the Library

Still available online

Our new Online Library is still available for customers to access 24/7 eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers and so much more!

Our Online Library offers practical help on how to apply for Universal Credit, looking for and applying for jobs as well as our very own online special events, plus lots more.

New customers may join the library online