Service Disruptions (inc Coronavirus impact)

Coronavirus impact on our services

All Inspire venues are now closed until further notice and will not open on Saturday 21 March. This includes all Nottinghamshire County Libraries, Mobile libraries, Archives, Arts, 16-18 Study Programmes, Adult, Community and Family Learning. More information can be found herehere for information about event cancellations  and here for an update on Inspire Music and The Education Library Service.

Parents/carers of Study Programme learners who hold a current Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be contacted shortly. 

Thank you for your support.

ASK Inspire

Our current opening hours for the ASK Inspire team are 10.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 10.30am - 4pm Saturday. Due to the large amount of calls we are currently receiving please email if possible ask@inspireculture.org.uk. We are working through all enquiries as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Inspire Learning Course Cancellations

All of our courses are cancelled as of immediate effect. Please see our information below about what this means for you.

Community and Family Learning - All courses are cancelled until further notice.

Apprenticeships - All appointments for the remainder of the term are cancelled and will be reviewed over the Easter period. Telephone contact will be made with Apprentices/their managers to discuss how they can progress, if they are still attending work.

Distance Learning - All appointments up until Easter are cancelled and will be reviewed over the Easter period.

Access to Higher Education courses - These courses will continue for now on a remote working basis.

Adult Accredited Further Education courses - All courses are cancelled until further notice. 

16-24 Study Programmes - All of our study bases are now closed until further notice. Parents/carers of Study Programme learners who hold a current Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be contacted shortly. 

If you are booked onto an Inspire Learning course we will try to contact attendees directly.

Library refurbishment and service changes

Change to Blidworth Library opening times

Blidworth Library opening times will change from 9 March 2020. Find out more here

Your new opening times are as follows: 

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 1pm

Friday: 9am - 1pm

Saturday: 9am - 12.30pm

Sunday: Closed

Worksop Library Closure

Worksop Library is closed, following significant flood damage.  

Ladybrook Library

Ladybrook Library is closed for refurbishment until further notice.

The re-furbishment work will include a new roof, facias and soffits , some new windows, new flooring and furnishings with re-decoration throughout. The refurbishment is part of a programme of work to update and refresh library spaces to provide a light and contemporary environment whilst undertaking essential building work.  

Retford Library refurbishment project

Retford library closed Saturday 7 December 2019 until further notice to allow work on an extensive refurbishment project. Further details of the project as well as alternative library locations and mobile library provision can be found here 

Libraries Used for Polling Stations 

The UK Government has postponed the elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 due to the current and emerging situation around COVID-19. 

Education Library Service - Telephone number change

The Education Library Service telephone number has recently changed to  0115 804 4499.  Please update your records accordingly.


Website Issues

You may experience a web page layout error which obstructs fields from view when inputting your password details to renew your account login; if your browser displays such a layout error, please contact the Ask Inspire team on 01623 677 200 who will assist you with your password and/or book renewal.