COVID-19 Update

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Working to reopen libraries and archives in Notts 📚

Working with our partners at Inspire, we’re planning how to get library services back up and running in a safe and socially distanced way. 

We closed our sites on 20 March due to the coronavirus restrictions and we know that these services have been missed by communities across the county. Inspire, normally welcome over 50,000 library visitors and deliver over 200 courses and events each week.

Planning is underway as access to library and archive premises will be part of the third step in the Government’s national recovery plan which means some libraries may start to reopen from 6 July. Inspire staff will return to library premises in the coming weeks to make the necessary preparations and the priority will be staff and customer safety.

We will have to operate in a different way with a reduced service, limited capacity in buildings, additional cleaning measures and guidelines in place for social distancing.

We will issue more details about which libraries will be open, opening times and range of services in the coming weeks. The digital offer, Inspire Online will also continue to enable customers to enjoy culture, learning and libraries from home. 

Visit Inspire Online

Young People’s Self-Isolation Survival Guide 👥

Young People Survival Guide

Things are tough, especially for young people, and it’s okay if you are struggling more than usual.

A group of young people have written a Survival Guide for people whose mental health symptoms have increased during the pandemic.

Not everything in this guide will be suitable for everyone but it's a collection of things you may find helpful.

Download the guide

May Half Term - stay home activities 🏠

Fun for all the family

Staying in is the new going out! While you can visit our country parks (provided you following social distancing rules of course) there’s just as much fun to be had at home this half term! We’ve put together some activities which are guaranteed fun for all the family. From craft ideas to enjoying culture and theatre from your own sofa, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Find activities 

Community Hub update - check out stories of community support

Community Hub

Since the launch of the Community Support Hub eight weeks ago, over 900 requests for support from some of the most vulnerable people in Notts have been answered by our fantastic volunteers.

950 individuals, groups and organisations have come forward to offer their help with a wide range of support including accessing food and medicine, dog walking, befriending and physical wellbeing. 

We’ve started to tell the stories on our website but we’d like to hear more. So, if you or anyone you know has gone the extra mile in helping others, get in touch by emailing

📧 Get in touch 

Meet some of the faces at team MASH


The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) work with partner agencies to safeguard adults who are at risk.

These people are more vulnerable at the moment, due to the lack of visiting professionals and family members and the increased pressure on frontline services. The MASH team are more important now than ever 🤗

Thank you MASH for going above and beyond to keep members of our community safe 🙏💚

More about MASH

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