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Keep up to date on this page with service disruptions and changes across Inspire. Due to the ongoing pandemic we may experience more staff shortages than normal which could result in library closures, reduced hours or course/event cancellations. Always check library opening times before you visit as they continue to change as we return to pre-covid service.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately the following Mobile Library routes have been cancelled;
West Route 4 on Wednesday 25 May (Bestwood, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Linby, Papplewick, Ravenshead).
West Route 6 on Thursday 26 May (Harlow Wood, Mansfield, Annesley, Bestwood, Newstead, Papplewick).
We apologise for the inconvenience.
We are updating the Public PCs in our libraries and at Nottinghamshire Archives. We will be installing the new PCs throughout May and June - please see the list below of when PCs will not be available to the public:View the dates and libraries on the following link: PC Installation Dates
All Nottinghamshire Libraries and Ask Inspire are CLOSED on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June for the Spring and Jubilee Bank Holiday. All libraries and Ask
Inspire will resume their usual opening times from Saturday 4 June.
MS Internet Explorer will be retired on June 15, 2022 by Microsoft. For this reason, PressReader will stop support for Explorer on July 31, 2022.
We want you to get the best experience, so please make sure you're accessing PressReader with the latest version of the following browsers:
Following the removal of the remaining covid-19 restrictions we have updated our guidance. However we continue to follow voluntary safer behaviours to keep our customers and staff safe.
There's more information on the government's website.
We hope you have enjoyed almost 2 years of free access to Ancestry at home during the pandemic. This was provided to public libraries to give customers enhanced remote access during library closures and government restrictions. From 4 January 2022 free access will only be available in libraries and Nottinghamshire Archives using your library card number and PIN. You can join the library here. Contact Ask Inspire if you have any queries on 01623 677 200. More information and access to Ancestry (library edition) can be found here.
Beginning Monday 26 July, Tuxford became a mobile library service. Read about Tuxford routes and information.
Apologies to our customers who have been trying to access our new service. The issue has been resolved with our supplier.
Audiobooks previously available through RBdigital have moved to the library’s OverDrive service and available through the Libby app. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries worldwide and creator of the Libby app, recently acquired RBdigital. Ebooks checked out in the RBdigital app will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so readers can finish the title without disruption. Holds will not be moved, but library patrons may export their Transaction History from the RBdigital app then borrow or place holds on those titles again in Libby.
You can still use our BorrowBox and Ulverscroft service for eAudio books and PressReader for eNewspapers and eMagazines - click here to visit the eReading page and find links to these alternative services.
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.
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