Nottingham Central Library

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Email: enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk  Tel: 0115 915 2828

Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP

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Christmas baublesThis library will close early at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December, reopens on Friday 27 – Monday 30 December  as normal.

Closes early at 5pm on Tuesday 31 December and is closed on Wednesday 1 January 2020. The library reopens Thursday 2 January as normal

Opening hours vary over the Festive Season, click here for full details 

Opening hours

Ground floor opens at 8.30am Monday to Friday, all other floors open at 9am

Monday

8.30am - 7.00pm

Tuesday

8.30am - 7.00pm

Wednesday

8.30am - 7.00pm

Thursday

8.30am - 7.00pm

 Friday

8.30am - 7.00pm

 Saturday

9am - 4pm

 Sunday 

 Closed

 Bank holidays

 Closed

 

 

Facilities and services

 

 

Regular activities

Children and young people

Nottingham Young Writers 11+

Monthly

Saturday

1pm to 3pm

Storysmash Youth Group

Every 2 weeks

Thursday

5.30pm to 7pm

Totstime for under 5's

Weekly

Thursday

10.45am to 11.15am

For more details about regular activities visit our web pages The Library for Under 5s or 5-11 years or 12-19 years

Reading

Book Group

Monthly

First Thursday

5.45pm to 7pm

Crime Readers’ Group

Monthly

Last Tuesday

2pm to 3.15pm

Readers’ Group

Monthly

First Tuesday

5pm to 6pm

Reading For Mental Health Book Club

Monthly

Last Saturday

10.30am to 11.30am

Reading for Pleasure Group

Monthly

Third Tuesday

11.30am onwards

The Listening Chain

Monthly

Second Wednesday

2pm to 3pm

Learning and creative

Digital Support Hub 

Weekly

Wednesday

Drop in between 10am and 2pm

One to One basic computer help sessions

 

Book in advance only

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Conversation Group: for learners of English

Weekly

Thursday

2.30pm to 4.15pm

Language Café

Weekly

Saturday

1pm to 3pm

Tangled Yarns Knitting Group

Every 2 weeks

Tuesday

1pm to 3pm

Business and employment

Business Webinars

Occasional

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Occasional events include

IT training sessions, Readers’ Day, the Summer Reading Challenge, Local History talks, author visits and much much more!

 

 

Special events

For a list of upcoming special events visit our calendar here.

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Books and specialist materials

Adult Literacy collection: life skills, basic maths and English

Ground Floor

Books in other languages

Floor 2

Books: Fiction, audiobooks on CD and MP3, large print, children’s

Ground floor

Books: Non-fiction

Floors 1,2 & 3

Books: Non-fiction for Children

Ground floor

Clearview Spectrum Machine – for magnification of text in books, newspapers etc.

Floor 3

Drama play sets for groups

NPALS

eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio

Online

Family history research resources and enquiries

Floor 1

Local Studies: books for loan, reference materials and resources

Floor 1

Maps of Nottingham: historical and modern

Floor 1

Maps and atlases: UK Ordnance Survey, A-Z, other countries.

Floor 3

Microfilm and microfiche readers

Floor 1

Music: CDs, DVDs and scores

Floor 3

Music sets for groups

NPALS

Newspapers, magazines and periodicals

Floors 1,2 & 3

Newspapers from the past on microfilm

Floors 1 & 3

Young Peoples’ collection

Floor 2