Service Disruptions

Keep up to date on this page with service disruptions and changes across Inspire. Due to the ongoing pandemic we may experience more staff shortages than normal which could result in library closures, reduced hours or course/event cancellations. Always check library opening times before you visit as they continue to change as we return to pre-covid service. 

Ask Inspire early closure 22 September

Our Ask Inspire service will close early on 22 September at 5pm instead of 6pm due to staff shortages. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Roger Robinson event: Postponed          

An Evening with Roger Robinson, scheduled to take place online on Saturday 25 September as part of the Inspire Poetry Festival, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for this disappointing news; ticket holders have been refunded.

Fortunately, we hope to welcome Roger to an Inspire library at a real-life event in the not too distant future; details will be announced as soon as we have them.

Tuxford Library is now a mobile library service

Beginning Monday 26 July, Tuxford became a mobile library service. Read about Tuxford routes and information.

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.

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