Service Disruptions

Reopening libraries from 12 April (update 8 April 2021)

In line with the government roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions,  it has been confirmed that libraries are permitted to open in Step 2 from 12 April and Nottinghamshire Archives will reopen on 13 April. The Education Library Service will  also reopen to visitors who pre-book from 12 April.. 

Read our news story for details of the services permitted under government guidance, libraries resuming services, opening hours and safety measures in place. The wellbeing of staff and customers continues to be our priority. 

Worksop Library will reopen following flood damage refurbishment, but unfortunately we cannot welcome customers back to the following libraries just yet;

  • Hucknall Library remains closed for essential building maintenance until further notice, however Click & Collect will be available. 
  • Stapleford Library is closed to customers while it is being used as a Coronavirus testing centre.
  • Forest Town Library is closed for essential maintenance until Saturday 15 May. 
  • We are working with our community partners in Annesley to reopen as soon as possible.
  • Dukeries, which is based in a school will reopen after the Easter break on 19 April, afternoons only.  Edgewood, is also school based and remains closed until they can reopen safely.

The following services are still available:

Ask Inspire:


Phone: 01623 677 200



Phone: 0115 958 1634

Education Library Service 


Phone: 0115 804 4499


Forest Town Library will be closed for essential maintenance work with work commencing 22/3/21 and scheduled to reopen on Monday 17 May 2021. The works will include:

  • Essential maintenance work including new ceilings and lighting
  • Redecoration
  • New flooring
  • New Blinds
  • New furniture and some new shelving with some minor alterations to the layout
  • New book stock approx 500+ books (£2,000+)

The library will be closed for Click & Collect and reservations during the essential maintenance works. The nearest alternative libraries currently providing Click and Collect services are:

Mansfield Central Library

Mansfield Woodhouse Library

Ladybrook Library

Change to Audiobook/eMagazines service - issue with Libby app is now fixed

Apologies to our customers who have been trying to access our new service. The issue has been resolved with our supplier. 

Find out more about the switch to Libby

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.

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

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 Thank you for your patience at this time.