The long awaited Nottingham Central Library opens its doors on Tuesday 28th November 2023. Nottingham City Council worked with interior fit out and refurbishment specialists Overbury and consultancy firm Pick Everard, acclaimed architects FaulknerBrowns, M&E consultancy Chord, and Morgan Sindall Construction to transform the Central Library building.

The library, which is part of the new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station complex, puts children, young people and learning at the heart of its design, with a high-quality children’s section, immersive storytelling room, extensive book collection and comfortable areas to sit and read.

Spread over three floors with full accessibility via lifts, the library also includes free WiFi, click & collect, local history services, and an exhibition & event space among to name but a few. Facilities include an on site café, unisex & accessible toilets, and ramp access.

To learn more about the new library, click here.

The venue have already announced several exciting events coming up on their events calendar, including:

Sound at Central: Henry Normal, Bradley Jam, Salmagundi

Friday 1st December |  7pm - 11pm | £10.00 per ticket

Come along to Nottingham Central Library's monthly music and performance programme, Sound at Central. For their debut event they're joined by Bafta award winning TV writer and poet Henry Normal with a 'distinctly funny' performance - Time Out Magazine. Following on is Bradley Jam, from resident gem in the Nottingham nightlife scene Jam Café, taking over the space with a DJ set, and 7 piece band Salmagundi will close the show with an eclectic world music experience. The Central Library Café/Bar will be open and serving a small selection of food and drink, and this ticket supplies you with one free drink once shown at the bar.

Christmas Light Switch-On at Nottingham Central Library

Monday 4th December | 7pm | Free but ticketed

The Central Library Light Switch on promises to be a memorable event in your Christmas calendar. Come along for an evening of great entertainment with live music to be announced, and countdown for the Christmas tree light switch on. The knitters and crafters across the Nottingham City Libraries Network will be showcasing their talent at the bauble hanging ceremony, where you'll see what they've been busy making and watch their creations find a home on the tree. On top of this, the Business and IP Centre will be hosting a small Christmas Fayre with their talented members giving you the chance to grab some bespoke Christmas presents for your loved ones.

The Cafe/bar will be open and serving a small selection of food and drink. This event is free but is ticketed. Doors open at 7pm and the event will conclude at 11pm, with the bar closing at 10:30.

Nottingham Central Library Tour

From Tuesday 28th November to Wednesday 20th December | 11am - 3pm | Free but ticketed
Join the friendly Library Customer Advisors for a tour around the beautiful, new Central Library. Very rarely is a library built entirely from scratch but expect to hear the fascinating details of how this came to be in your tour. The library tour guides will show you their state-of-the-art facilities, such as various meeting rooms, event spaces and immersive room. This particular room begs the question: why just read your child a story when they can be immersed in it? Listen to the story of Central Library.

Wargaming Day at Nottingham Central Library

Saturday 2 December | 10am til 3pm | Free but ticketed

Are you into 'Star Wars Legion'? Or 'Middle Earth Strategy Game? Or perhaps you're just curious about tabletop gaming and want to know more? Long-term fans and new players alike are welcome. Paint your miniatures, play games and learn new ones with other enthusiasts. During the day, there will be tables set up for your games and a table for painting and crafting. There will also be terrain boxes so you can set up your boards and make the game more immersive. Staff members will be available throughout the day to run demos of various games for you to learn and play. 

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Nottingham Central Library Tour
Guided Walk
Nottingham Central Library Tour

Join the friendly Library Customer Advisors for a tour around the beautiful, new Central Library.

Sound at Central: Henry Normal, Bradley Jam, Salmagundi
General Event
Sound at Central: Henry Normal, Bradley Jam, Salmagundi

Come along to Nottingham Central Library's monthly music and performance programme, Sound at Central.

Christmas Light Switch-On at Nottingham Central Library
General Event
Christmas Light Switch-On

The Central Library Light Switch on promises to be a memorable event in your Christmas calendar. Come along for an evening of great entertainment with live music to be announced, and countdown for the Christmas tree light switch on.

Nottingham Central Library
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Nottingham Central Library

The library, which is part of the new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station complex, puts children, young people and learning at the heart of its design, with a high-quality children’s section, immersive storytelling room, extensive book collection and comfortable areas to sit and read.

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