Service Disruptions (inc Coronavirus impact)

Covid update 24 November

We are waiting for clarification from UK Government about the services we may offer in libraries when Covid restrictions change on 2 December. This will also depend upon the Tier placement for Nottinghamshire. Please check back here and on social media for updates. Our amazing colleagues at  Ask Inspire have no further information at this time, but will be happy to help you with the following services; 

  • Click & Collect still available in selected libraries and mobiles online or via Ask Inspire
  • You can still access PCs for essential purposes (eg. job applications) in some libraries via pre-booked appointments

Please note; 

  • Overdue charges waived
  • We will not be able to reserve items or place inter-library loans
  • No need to renew items due until 14 Dec

West Bridgford Library Update - Friday 27 November

Due to unforeseen circumstances the library is currently closed for essential maintenance and will reopen on Friday 18 December at 9am. 

We are unable to offer our Click & Collect Service or use of PC’s. Bingham Library is now offering PCs for customers to access essential public services only. Contact Ask Inspire to book. 

Covid update 4 November 

Read the full news release issued by Nottinghamshire County Council. 

All Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries and Archives will be closed during national lockdown 5 November – 2 December.

This is in line with UK Government national lockdown guidance. 

The following library services are still available:

During this time:

  • Books due back from 2 November onwards will now be due back on 14 December – no need to renew your items
  • Reservations and inter-library loans will not be available
  • Overdue charges will not apply whilst libraries are closed
  • Join the library online or via Ask Inspire for access to eResources, PCs and Click & Collect.

*Libraries for essential PC access by appointment only via Ask Inspire

  • Arnold
  • Beeston
  • Kirkby
  • Mansfield Central
  • Newark
  • Ollerton
  • Retford
  • Southwell
  • West Bridgford 

Other services

Mobile Library West day and date changes on Route 1, 2, 9,10, 11 and 12

Please check the Mobile Libraries page for any changes to routes. 



ASK Inspire

Our current opening hours for the ASK Inspire team are 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4pm Saturday. Please visit our FAQ's page, call 01623 677 200 or email ask@inspireculture.org.uk. Thank you for your patience at this time.

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.