Sutton-in-Ashfield Library


Welcome to Sutton in Ashfield Library!

Located in the heart of Sutton in Ashfield within Idlewells Shopping Centre, we’re a vibrant hub for information, culture, heritage and learning in the area.

Need inspiration for your next read? Pop in and see one of our friendly team who can show you our latest books. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, for the young or old, and everything in between – with over 36,000 titles under our roof there’s something for everyone!

Across the week, you can find our staff getting rowdy with the little ones at our Rattle,Rhyme and Roll sessions, welcoming our three reading groups, and even hosting visits from popular local authors. Our volunteers are also here every Friday morning at our Places of Welcome sessions providing a cuppa, a biscuit and a smile for all, free of charge.

Are you looking for somewhere to host an event of your own? We have meeting rooms for hire from just £6 per hour, perfect for meetings and learning. You can often find our Inspire Learning team here too, delivering courses from Functional Skills to watercolour painting – just ask us for more information!

If solo research is more your forte, we have a great selection of fascinating local heritage resources including access to parish records and Ancestry, accessible on our second floor. Alternatively, come along with your laptop and settle in for a study day with free WiFi and a coffee machine on site.

So, fancy a slice of the action? Check out our events listings by clicking the tab above, and keep up to date via our Facebook page @InspireSuttonLibrary.

See you soon!

Important notices

Library Closure over Christmas Period

All Nottinghamshire libraries and archives will close for the Christmas period on Saturday 23 December 2023, and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Library books will be due back on 8 January 2024, or the first open day after that, depending on the library.

Ask Inspire will close at 4pm on Saturday 23 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January. Education Library Service will close at 6pm on Thursday 22 December and reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday 2 January.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year.