Nottingham Central Library

Central Library Nottingham, Carrington Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7FF
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Nottingham Central Library


The new Nottingham Central Library was opened by The Lord Mayor of Nottingham City Council on 28th November 2023. 

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.

The new Central Library is a key element in the regeneration of Broad Marsh, which has already seen major transformation including new people-friendly, green public space created on Sussex Street next to Nottingham College.

Services include:

  • Free Wi-Fi provided by GovWifi
  • Click & Collect
  • Local History Services
  • Printing, Scanning, Photocopier services
  • Room Hire
  • Books including large print and world languages
  • Business & IP Centre
  • Children’s Library, Immersive Room and exhibition space
  • Computers with internet, Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 applications

Facilities include:

  • Onsite café, food and drink available 
  • Unisex & accessible toilets - Changing Places Room available within the Broad Marsh complex below the library
  • Baby changing facilities & buggy parking 
  • Ramp access to building 
  • Lift access to floors 
  • Onsite Security Team - First-aid trained

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Road Directions

Nottingham Central Library is located within the Broadmarsh Development, with entry located on Carrington Street. 5 minute walk from Nottingham Train Station & Tram Stop. Easily accessible from City Centre.

Opening Times

Nottingham Central Library (28 Nov 2023 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday - Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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Friday, 21 June 2024 - Friday, 21 June 2024

Photo of two dancers on an outdoor stage with a crowd visible behind themSound at CentralJoin Nottingham Central Library for their monthly music and performance event, 'Sound at Central', with programming supported by Nonsuch Studios.
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Saturday, 1 June 2024 - Saturday, 1 June 2024

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 - Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Saturday, 15 June 2024 - Saturday, 15 June 2024

Saturday, 6 July 2024 - Saturday, 6 July 2024

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Saturday, 3 August 2024 - Saturday, 3 August 2024

Wednesday, 14 August 2024 - Wednesday, 14 August 2024

Saturday, 24 August 2024 - Saturday, 24 August 2024

Saturday, 7 September 2024 - Saturday, 7 September 2024

Saturday, 14 September 2024 - Saturday, 14 September 2024

Society of Authors logoThe Society of Authors Presents...BBC presenter John Holmes is one of the authors who will be joining other authors at Nottingham Central Library as they host a seven-month series of talks, workshops, readings, and courses presented by the East Midlands Society of Authors.
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Wednesday, 19 June 2024 - Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Photo of Nottingham Central LibraryByron's bear and other animalsJoin this creative writing workshop exploring Byron's bears and other animals. Lord Byron kept a bear while he was a student at Trinity College.
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Tuesday, 2 July 2024 - Tuesday, 2 July 2024

Photo of Central LibraryByron and Rebellion: A Talk by Richard GauntRichard Gaunt's talk 'Byron and Rebellion' is part of the Byron Bicentenary commemorations.
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Monday, 4 November 2024 - Saturday, 29 March 2025

Photo of Nottingham Central LibraryByron's Final Journey: An ExhibitionRunning from 4 November, as part of the Byron bicentenary commemorations, Nottingham Central Library will be hosting an exhibition exploring 'Byron's Final Journey'.
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Tuesday, 30 July 2024 - Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Photo of Nottingham Central LibraryAda Lovelace: A Talk by Lydia FarinaLydia Farina's talk 'Ada Lovelace' is part of the Byron Bicentenary commemorations.
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