Service Disruptions

Gedling Library Closure - Thursday 17 June

Gedling Library will be closed on Thursday 17 June for the entire day to allow essential electrical work to be carried out.

Mobile Library Schedule Changes

There will be a couple of changes to the mobile library schedule:

  • West Route 4 - Linby-Papplewick - no visit Tuesday 21 June (next visit Monday 19 July)
  • West Route 6 - Bestwood-Newstead-Annesley - no visit Friday 24 June (next visit Thursday 22 July
  • West 5 Route - Trowell-Strelley Village - moved to Tuesday 28 June (instead of Monday 27 June)
  • West 9 Route - Cossall – Awsworth - moved to Tuesday 6 July (instead of Friday 9 July)
  • West 13 Route - Mansfield - moved to Wednesday 21 July (instead of Thursday 15 July)

All other routes remain the same. You can find the full schedule of mobile library visits here.

Library update (updated 17 May 2021)

Worksop and Forest Town Libraries have now reopened. The cafe has also reopened in Worksop Library. Please check library pages for opening times. 

Bank Holiday Closures

All Inspire Libraries and Ask Inspire will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 31 May.

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 will reopen to the public on Tuesday 1 June at 9.30am. 
  • We are working with our community partners in Annesley to reopen as soon as possible.
  • Edgewood is 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

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

Gelding Library Closure - Thursday 17 June

Gelding Library will be closed on Thursday 17 June for the entire day to allow essential electrical work to be carried out.