The library is located on Carrington Street in the Broadmarsh regeneration area.

The highly anticipated opening of the city’s new landmark library is set to add to the arts and literature culture in the city.

Residents and visitors are promised a space that will offer much more than just a place to browse and read books.

The library will have a range of services and facilities that will benefit the community.

Hannah Trevarthen, Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, said: “We are delighted that soon Nottingham’s communities will be welcomed into a world class, inspirational space open to all ages and participate in a range of activities that reflect the needs of library customers in the 21st century.”

Credit: Nottingham City Council – The three floor library has been designed in partnership with Nottingham City Council, acclaimed architects and consultancy firms.

One of the main focuses of the library is learning which will be provided through a special children’s section and storytelling room.

The library will be used by both individuals and schools to enjoy the extensive book collection on offer.

Adults can also utilise the meeting rooms, creative design areas and free access to technology for business and educational purposes.

“We are delighted that soon Nottingham’s communities will be welcomed into a world class, inspirational space open to all ages.”

Hannah Trevarthen, Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Events within the first few weeks of the library’s opening include a Christmas fayre, lights switch on and a performance programme ‘Sound at Central’ with a DJ set from Jam Café and a show from BAFTA winning TV writer Henry Normal.

Georgina Wilding, Events Lead at Nottingham Central Library and Freelance Poet, said: “The library is a new and exciting place for our Nottingham community to get together to learn, experience new things and build again post COVID-19.

“There’s an events program for both children and adults that’ll grow as we grow through the years to come.”

Nottingham is also expecting a second new library in Sherwood which plans to open in 2024.

The grand opening of Nottingham Central Library was due to take place on Tuesday 28 November.