Archive by category Libraries

Crowning glory – Old Market Square gets dressed for the Jubilee

Crowning glory – Old Market Square gets dressed for the Jubilee

Nottingham City Council has partnered with major local employer Capital One, and with Nottingham BID to announce plans to fill the Old Market Square with jubilee colour. From Wednesday 1 June, a replica Coronation crown measuring 4.2m wide x 3.8m high will adorn the front of Nottingham’s Council House. Inspiration for the crown has come […]

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Approval for new Central Library will see work start within months

Approval for new Central Library will see work start within months

Councillors have today (Tuesday 24 May) approved plans for work to get underway on Nottingham’s new Central Library in July, creating a landmark development at the heart of the city’s regenerated Southside. The replacement for the old Central Library on Angel Row will be ready to open to the public next summer after the work […]

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What a bright idea! New car park, bus station and Central Library powered by the sun

What a bright idea! New car park, bus station and Central Library powered by the sun

An installation of 720 solar panels on the roof of the new state-of-the-art Broad Marsh Car Park, Bus Station and Central Library is helping to power the building and support Nottingham’s carbon neutral targets. The array of panels and a host of other smart technology mean the building is playing its part in Nottingham’s ambition […]

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Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer Nottingham City Council has announced plans for the £10.5m fit-out of the city’s new Central Library and for it to be ready to open to the public next summer. The development is part of the building that houses the new Broad Marsh Car Park […]

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Bulwell Riverside Library’s Business & IP Centre formally opens to support start-ups and small businesses.

Bulwell Riverside Library’s Business & IP Centre formally opens to support start-ups and small businesses.

Last week in late-April saw the formal opening of the Business & IP Centre local in Bulwell Riverside library. Additional centres at Beeston, Mansfield Central, Sutton-in-Ashfield libraries will also formally open throughout May and June. At these locations entrepreneurs and business owners can meet with BIPC Advisors to discuss their business and access online reports […]

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Give us your views on proposed changes to Nottingham City Libraries

Give us your views on proposed changes to Nottingham City Libraries

Nottingham City Council is launching a 12-week public consultation on proposed changes to its library service. Launching on Monday 31 January, the consultation recommends a number of changes to buildings and ways of working, including the closure of three libraries that have some of the lowest usage and highest costs – and that have better, […]

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Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Draft proposals for consultation regarding the modernisation of Nottingham City’s Library Service are set to be discussed at a meeting of the Council’s Executive Board on Tuesday 18th January.  The draft proposals are being put forward in light of the council’s difficult financial situation and include consideration of closing three libraries that have low usage […]

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Libraries Week 2021: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire libraries to launch business support in local Business and IP Centres

Libraries Week 2021: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire libraries to launch business support in local Business and IP Centres

Throughout October, four Business and IP Centres locals will be opening in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire libraries. Bulwell Riverside has opened their Business & IP local centre during this Libraries Week, and additional centres at Beeston, Mansfield Central, Sutton-in-Ashfield libraries will follow in coming weeks. At these locations, entrepreneurs and business owners can meet with […]

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Business & IP Centre Nottingham joins forces with British Library to roll out small business support across Nottinghamshire and turbocharge the local economy

Business & IP Centre Nottingham joins forces with British Library to roll out small business support across Nottinghamshire and turbocharge the local economy

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire libraries are playing a leading role in helping the city and county recover economically following the pandemic. Thanks to support from the British Library and Department for Culture, Media and Sport, people of all ages and walks of life across the city and county can access support to start and grow their businesses […]

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Nottingham City Council secures £12.53m of Future High Street Funding

Nottingham City Council secures £12.53m of Future High Street Funding

Nottingham City Council has secured £12.53 million from the Future High Streets Fund to drastically improve the area around Angel Row and Maid Marian Way. The grant money, awarded through a competitive process, will be used to create a much needed new creative hub in the city and improve transport and pedestrian routes in this […]

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