Jobs and Training Information at Your Library

Every Nottingham City Library has a Jobs Info point with books, leaflets and electronic resources to help you find the work and training you want.

If you’re looking for work or training, there are lots of ways your local library can help you.

Preparation for Work course

Looking for work and need help with the basics of job seeking? Join Nottingham College for a 7 week course to equip you to find a job.  Topics covered include the local labour market, covering letters, how to sell yourself to an employer, preparing for interviews and working for yourself.

The course will be held at Central Library in the Learning Centre (Floor 2) and lasts for 7 weeks starting Wednesday 12th September 9.30 to 12.30pm, with an enrolment session 10am to 12pm on Wednesday 5th September.  You must be able to attend all sessions.

Attendance is free to people on means-tested benefits (you will need to bring proof of this and some ID to the enrolment session) otherwise there is a fee of £68.25.

Interested? Register your interest at the Floor 2 Helpdesk or contact us on 0115 915 2841 or business.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk  

Jobs Info Areas

All our libraries have a Jobs Info area where you can find lots of useful information to help with your job search:

  • Books on CV writing, interview skills, application letters, job searching and more
  • Prospectuses for local training and study providers
  • Information about local organisations helping job seekers in your area
  • Flyers for upcoming Jobs Fairs

Work Clubs

These sessions are open to anyone needing help with looking for work. Please note the age groupings on the Clifton sessions. All other sessions are open to all ages.

Aspley Library


1pm to 3pm

Basford Library 


1pm to 2:30pm

Bilborough Library


10am to 12pm

Bulwell Riverside Library


1pm to 4pm

Central Library


This session is not currently running until further notice

Clifton Library   


11:30am to 3:30pm

Dales Centre     


2pm to 4pm

Hyson Green Library


1pm to 3pm

Meadows Library


1:30pm to 4:30pm              

Radford-Lenton Library


10am to 12pm

Sherwood Library


10am to 12pm

Strelley Road Library


1pm to 3pm

St Ann’s Valley Library


9:30am to 12:30pm

Universal Skills is an online resource aimed at anyone who is looking for work.Universal Skills

Topics include:

  • Basic IT Skills
  • Universal Jobmatch
  • Universal Credit
  • Employability Skills including job search, interview skills, CV writing

It’s free to use in the library or from home, just log in with your library card number.

Useful websites Information4Living

Information4Living is an online hub, directing you to local and national sources of help and support on a range of topics including Jobs, Careers and Skills.

Computer Learning Offer

We offer One2One basic IT sessions – if you need help setting up an email account, filling in an online form or using word processing software, ask in your local library to book a session. Details of One2Ones and any forthcoming group learning sessions are on our Computer Learning page.

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