Service Disruptions (including Worksop Library updates)

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

Worksop Library Closure and temporary premises

Worksop Library is closed until Summer 2020, following significant flood damage.  More information here, including the latest information on course and event relocation/cancellation.

Temporary premises in Unit 19 (opposite New Look, next door but one to Costa) of The Priory Shopping Centre are now open offering a full library lending service, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. Access to public PCs in the temporary library will follow once lines have been installed. Carlton-in-Lindrick Library will continue with extended opening hours (Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm) to offer public PC access, while Balmoral has reverted to its normal hours.

East Leake and Cotgrave Library opening times

East Leake Library opening times will change from Monday 10 February. This is due to Rushcliffe Borough Council's new contact point inside the library. Some sessions will be staffed by Rushcliffe Borough Council which means a limited service will be in operation. Click here to view the new opening times. 

Cotgrave Library will also have some changes on 10 February. 

Ladybrook Library

Ladybrook Library will be closing for re-furbishment on Saturday 15 February  at the end of the day , and will be re-opening on Saturday 11 April 2020.  

The re-furbishment work will include a new roof, facias and soffits , some new windows, new flooring and furnishings with re-decoration throughout. The refurbishment is part of a programme of work to update and refresh library spaces to provide a light and contemporary environment whilst undertaking essential building work.  

Retford Library refurbishment project

Retford library closed 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 

The mobile library will be unable to stand in Churchgate car park on 21 March due to Retford Fair. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Libraries Used for Polling Stations 

Gedling and Ladybrook libraries will be closed on Thursday 7 May as they will be used as polling stations in the local elections. Carlton Hill, Calverton, Woodthorpe will also be used but opening hours will be unaffected as they are usually closed on a Thursday. 

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.

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.

Inspire Learning Course Cancellations

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