Most Nottingham City Libraries have reopened.

Keep checking our Welcome Back page for updates and sign up to our newsletter for alerts on how to contact us and ways to use our services.

A library for all means access for all

Bringing the library to you, making our buildings accessible, specialist equipment, resources and information, plus activities and events.

Click on each title below to find out more.

Free for people with restricted mobility and carers who have no other way to use the library.

The Home Library Service can bring books (including large print), books in Asian languages, talking books, DVDs and CDs to your door.

  • Library staff or volunteers will visit to discuss your reading needs and you can request specific titles
  • Roughly every 3 weeks on a prearranged regular rota your loans will be dropped off and collected
  • Due to current social distancing requirements we are operating a contactless delivery service so you will need to be able to get to your front door to put your returned items outside for collection and pick up your new delivery

Please get in touch if you, or someone you know, would like to receive the Home Library Service:  Tel: 0115 915 2806

Would you like to volunteer?

We have opportunities for drivers to volunteer to deliver books to customers. Contact us on to find out more.

All of our libraries have ramped access and are either on the ground floor or accessed via a lift. Three have been awarded CredAbility verified accessible status.

Each individual library page has details about physical access in facilities and services.


All events in libraries have been suspended until further notice, please see our Welcome Back page about new temporary ways of using the library.


We now host autism friendly sessions during term time. Sessions are designed specially for children with autism and their families.

Get involved with lots of activities such as; playing with Lego, crafts and stories.
Do as little or as much as you like in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Dales Centre Library on the first Saturday of every month 10.30am to 12.30pm

Strelley Road Library on the last Saturday of every month 10.30am to 12.30pm

The library has a variety of resources and specialist equipment for blind and partially sighted people. From audio books to USB players, you can find out more on the library for Visually Impaired People page.