Newark Library

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Important notices

Newark Library Planned Closure from Wednesday 17 January

Newark Library is now closed for essential planned building maintenance work to its heating and cooling systems from Wednesday 17 January 2024 at 6.30pm. The reopening of Newark Library has been delayed. Find out more by reading our news article. 

During the closure you can use your library card at any library throughout Nottinghamshire. Your nearest library is also in Newark – Balderton Library on Main Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3NP. 

Balderton Library provides access to public computers, stocks a full range of books, and from Thursday 18 January, will have extended opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. As well as Balderton’s regular Thursday 2.30pm Rattle, Rhyme and Roll for babies and toddlers, you will also be able to enjoy an extra session every Tuesday at 2.30pm. Furthermore, Newark Library’s popular Crime Reading Group and its Heritage Café will also move to Balderton Library during the closure period.

On Saturdays, 10am-3pm starting Saturday 20 January 2024, the Inspire Centre at Newark’s Buttermarket will host regular library activities including Rattle, Rhyme and Roll sessions, children’s story times, Lego and Games clubs for families, as well as Scrabble sessions, Crafty Natters and Places of Welcome for adults. 

Extended hours and extra regular events at Balderton Library and the Buttermarket will continue during the delay to reopening Newark Library. 

You can find information about regular groups and activities on our Newark Library Planned Closure page, or by clicking here.

Please note that Newark Library is temporarily closed for essential building maintenance to the heating and cooling systems, and will reopen in Spring 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience at this time.



The closest car park to Newark Library is London Road/Baldertongate Car Park (short stay). Details here

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Beaumond Gardens
NG24 1UW


  • Wheelchair-friendly access (outside)
  • Wheelchair-friendly access (inside)
  • Books in other languages
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Induction loop system
  • Local history collection
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Photocopying
  • Customer toilets
  • Audio / talking books
  • Quiet study area
  • Defibrillator

General enquiries

Phone: 01623 677 200


Fax: 01636 610045