Reading & Libraries
We have thousands of free e-resources suitable for children to borrow. Why not give our e-services a try, all you need is your library card number and pin to begin borrowing.
We're always looking to improve your experience. Please Email us your feedback.
We are passionate about encouraging children to read.
Our libraries have a wide range of story and information books to delight, inspire and enthuse a love of reading and learning in children.
We run activities and events throughout the year to promote the pleasure of reading.
Children are welcome at any age. It's free to join the library and to borrow books.
There are no overdue charges for children and young people up to the age of 19 and books, talking books and DVDs can be reserved for children free of charge.
There is a small rental charge for DVDs.
Search for other events for children and families in our What's On listings or contact your local library. You can also find events across Nottinghamshire for families in the #ExploreNotts guide.
You can also sign up to our Children and Families mailing list to recieve emails about Inspire's family events. To sign up click here
If you are a registered childminder or the leader of a nursery, playgroup or a parent and toddler group you can borrow up to 36 items at a time. There are no fines or charges for damaged items and books can be borrowed for periods of up to 12 weeks.Groups can also arrange to visit the library. To organise a trip, contact your local library.
Inspire is registered for the Family Arts Standards for family events in our four largest libraries - Beeston, West Bridgford, Worksop and Mansfield Central. This means we are working hard to make families feel welcome. Look out for events in our programme and online with the FAS badge. Find out more: familyartsstandards.com
By becoming a library member you will be able to borrow books and items for FREE in libraries across the county, including mobiles. You can also access eResources, Ancestry and more!
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