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.

Please also follow Inspire Libraries on social media and for the latest updates.

Library refurbishment and service changes

Worksop Library Closure and temporary premises

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

Temporary premises in Unit 19 of The Priory Shopping Centre will open on Monday 20 January 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 will revert to its normal hours from Monday 20 January. 

More information here, including the latest information on course and event relocation/cancellation.

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 

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.


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.