Service Disruptions

Keep up to date on this page with service disruptions and changes across Inspire. Updates are posted here, on individual library pages and on social media @Notts Libraries (Facebook and Twitter/ X). 

You will normally be contacted direct if an event or course is cancelled. Please note we only offer ticket refunds in the event of cancellations by Inspire. 

Ask Inspire can be contacted on 01623 677 200 and

Current Service Disruptions

Langold Library Closure - Saturday 2 December 

Due to lack of heating, Langold Library will be closed from 11am on Saturday 2 December. We hope to be back to normal service on Tuesday as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Warsop Library Closure

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Warsop Library will be closed tomorrow, Saturday 2 December. However, a member of staff will be available to open the library for additional hours from 4.00-6.30pm tomorrow evening as part of the Christmas Lights switch on.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Heating Issues - Library Closures

Due to heating issues, a few of our libraries will be closed/ closing early on Friday 1 December. 

- Harworth and Bircotes Library will be closed all day.

- Carlton Library will be closed all day.

- Mansfield Woodhouse will close at the early time of 3.15pm. 

- Ravenshead Library will close at the early time of 5pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rhyme, Rattle, Roll Cancelled at Mansfield Woodhouse  - Friday 1 December

Due to heating issues, Rhyme Rattle, Roll at Mansfield Woodhouse will be cancelled today. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nottinghamshire Archives Closure - Saturday 2 December

Due to the Escape Room event, Nottinghamshire Archives will be closed to the public on Saturday 2 December. They will reopen as usual on Tuesday 5 December. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Carlton Library Closure

Due to heating issues, Carlton Library will be closed until Tuesday 5 December. 

Mapperley and Carlton Hill libraries will be open for additional hours on Monday 4th December to support this. On Monday, Mapperley Library will be open from 9.00am – 5.30pm and Carlton Hill will be open from 9am – 5pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Christmas closure notice

All Nottinghamshire libraries and archives will close for the Christmas period on Saturday 23 December 2023, and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Ask Inspire will close at 4pm on Friday 23 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January. Education Library Service will close at 6pm on Thursday 22 December and reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday 2 January.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year. 

Newark Library Planned Closure

Newark Library will be closing for essential planned building maintenance work to its heating and cooling systems from Wednesday 17 January 2024 at 6.30pm and will reopen in the spring of 2024.

During the closure you can use your library card at any library throughout Nottinghamshire. Your nearest library is also in Newark – Balderton Library on Main Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3NP. 

Balderton Library provides access to public computers, stocks a full range of books, and from Thursday 18thJanuary, will have extended opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. As well as Balderton’s regular Thursday 2.30pm Rattle, Rhyme and Roll for babies and toddlers, you will also be able to enjoy an extra session every Tuesday at 2.30pm. Furthermore, Newark Library’s popular Crime Reading Group and its Heritage Café will also move to Balderton Library during the closure period.

On Saturdays, 10am-3pm starting Saturday 20 January 2024, the Inspire Centre at Newark’s Buttermarket will host regular library activities including Rattle, Rhyme and Roll sessions, children’s story times, Lego and Games clubs for families, as well as Scrabble sessions, Crafty Natters and Places of Welcome for adults. 

We’ll have more details on our website soon, so please check back for the timetable of events at both the Inspire Centre and Balderton Library.

In the meantime, please continue to use Newark Library as usual until the closure.

Gotham Library Closure 

Due to a fire in Gotham Memorial Hall, Gotham Library will be closed for the foreseeable future. From 27 March 2023, Gotham will be serviced by a mobile library which will visit the Memorial Hall car park (8 Meadow End, Gotham, NG11 0HP) between 10:15am and 1:15pm on selected dates. Find out more here.

Delays to Book Requests 

We are currently experiencing some delays to the supply of book requests in libraries. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

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.

ASK Inspire

Contact Ask Inspire if you need any more help or information about current service levels.

Tel: 01623 677 200