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

Christmas Closure Dates:

All Nottinghamshire Libraries and the Education Library Service will be close at their normal time on 23 December 2019 and re-open on 2 January 2020.

Nottinghamshire Archives will close at 1pm on Saturday 21 December 2019 and re-open at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Worksop Library Closure

Worksop Library is closed until Summer 2020, following significant flood damage. More information here.

The opening hours at Balmoral Library and Carlton-in-Lindrick Library have been increased. Customers waiting for holds can pick these up from Balmoral Library.  Books can also be returned to The Aurora Centre

If you are due to attend an event or course at the Library in the near future, please contact Ask Inspire - 01623 677 200 - to make sure it's going ahead. 

Retford Library refurbishment project

Retford library will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 7 December 2019 until Spring 2020 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

Rainworth Community Partnership Library 

Will be closed 1pm-5pm on Friday 13 December 2019 as the library space is needed by our partner, Rainworth Village Hall, for a community event.  In order not to disadvantage our customers we will be open instead on the day before, Thursday 12 December 1pm-5pm.

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.  

Education Library Service - Telephone number change

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

Cotgrave Library

The Library will be closed on Saturday 7 December. We hope to open as normal on Monday 9 December, 9am. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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.