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We are waiting for clarification from UK Government about the services we may offer in libraries when Covid restrictions change on 2 December. This will also depend upon the Tier placement for Nottinghamshire. For updates visit our Service Disruption page.
Inspire Culture and Nottinghamshire County Council are committed to the well-being of staff and customers during the current coronavirus pandemic.
All Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries and Archives will be closed during national lockdown 5 November – 2 December
This is in line with UK Government national lockdown guidance.
During the period of closure Nottinghamshire Libraries will continue to offer a Click & Collect service online and via Ask Inspire at selected libraries, including mobiles.Customers will also be able to access PCs in selected libraries. The government has set out that the computers can only be used to access public services i.e. to make benefit claims, job searches, access government websites. The service will be available for pre-booked appointments only, via Ask Inspire. Nottinghamshire Archives will be closed to the public but will offer a remote research and reprographics service.
Inspire who also deliver culture, learning and services for schools will continue other provision online and within covid-secure and educational settings.
During this period of closure customers will not need to renew items due back from 2 November until 14 December.
We know how much people value our library services which will continue
to support customers in a virtual way, providing lots to read, learn, research
and enjoy. There are lots of activities and services people can access which
may help to occupy them during the lockdown. As soon as we’re in a position to
reopen our buildings safely we will do so. Until then, please use the
opportunity to access our wonderful cultural services from the comfort of your
We are pleased we are able to still provide our Click
& Collect service as we know reading during lockdown is one of those things
people want to do, and we know it helps many of us get through the challenges
we are all facing. Our online library, cultural, heritage and
learning offer has something for everyone and a great place to be inspired
whilst our buildings are closed.
We’d love you to join us! By becoming a member of Inspire you will be able to have your say on how the society works and develops.
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