Relaxing in the brand new library.

The Sheriff of Nottingham is set to cut the ribbon at the million pound new city library during its official opening ceremony.

Councillor Cat Arnold will launch the new Strelley Road Library after it opened its doors  to residents on November 14, bringing brand new facilities to the district.

The day will consist of performances from Nottingham’s own singer-songwriter, Ben Smith, as well as the announcement of the winners of the children’s book cover design competition, organised by the library.

The library will be open to all visitors who will be welcomed by members of the library staff, who will be happy to answer any questions or queries, as well as appearances from community groups such as Knit & Natter.

The new building stands in the same position as the original library, however, its new open plan design, with floor to ceiling windows, is hoped to be a more engaging environment which meets the needs and expectations of all its visitors.

The library’s new centrepiece in children’s zone.

“I’ve never come to terms with new technology like kindles and things so i’m happy the new library is modern but still suitable for people like me,” says a local resident of Strelley Road.

The library provides improved computer access and equipment, free Wi-Fi for all users and a dedicated area for children under the age of five complete with the library’s main attraction, a centrepiece of a unique story tree surrounded by comfy beanbags.


The Strelley Library Opening times:

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed