All Inspire venues are now closed including Nottinghamshire County Libraries (March 2020)

Published 19th March 2020

This article relates to our closure in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit our Service Disruption page for the current situation. 

Inspire Culture and Nottinghamshire County Council are committed to the well-being of staff and customers during the current coronavirus pandemic.

All Inspire venues are now closed until further notice. 

This includes all Nottinghamshire County Libraries,  mobile libraries, Archives, Arts, 16-18 Study Programmes, Adult, Community and Family Learning.  This is in line with Nottinghamshire County Council’s response to government guidance on social distancing and plans to focus on essential services.

Inspire will provide a number of virtual services at including Learning, eResources such as eReading, eAudio and eMagazines at  Inspire Music have also issued an update to schools about alternative service methods. We will be reviewing and increasing our online offer to provide other eServices during this time.

  • During this period customers will not need to renew existing items and overdue charges are being waived. Unfortunately we will not be able to reserve items or place inter-library loans.
  • New customers may join the library online at to access our eResources.
  • For general enquiries please contact Ask Inspire preferably by email at or to speak to someone call 01623 677 200 (please note our current opening times are 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4pm Saturday)
  • For Archive enquires email
  • Parents/carers of Study Programme learners who hold a current Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be contacted shortly. 
  • Visit our FAQ's page for more help and information

Cllr John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council and also of the Inspire Board, commented; 

“During these  uncertain times we are committed to the wellbeing of our staff and service users. It is in the interests of the whole community that we have reviewed how we might deliver our services during these challenging times. We will continue to operate in a virtual way, with a variety of online resources already available. We will also be exploring how we extend our online offer, so customers can still access our services remotely”.

Visit for regular updates, access to resources and for information about remote access to some of our other services.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsLibraries to keep up to date. 

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