Service Disruptions

In the unfortunate event of library closures, changes to events or courses, we will be keeping this page updated with the latest news. Ask Inspire is also on hand to help at or 01623 677 200 if you have any questions.

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Library refurbishment and service changes

Changes to Library opening times

We made changes to some of our library opening times on 1 September 2019. 

Please note, library opening times on external signage is still being updated, please refer to posters in the library and here

Retford Library

Retford Library will be closed on Tuesday 17 September from 9am- 1pm to allow for essential survey and testing  works to be undertaken prior to the library’s planned refurbishment in early 2020.

The library will open at to the public at 1pm although there will be no access to the upper floors, including the Local Studies Library as testing will continue upstairs.  There may also be some external noise experienced during the afternoon from work being carried out in the garden area.  

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.


Cancelled Events: 

  • Visit this page throughout the day for updates.

Events in libraries can be affected. Please contact your local library to check if an event is going ahead. 

If you are booked onto an Inspire Learning course we will try to contact attendees direct to inform them of any cancellations. If you wish to check in advance please email or call 01623 677 200.