Save Nottingham Central Library


Nottingham City Council has announced that it will sell the building on Angel Row that currently houses our Central Library. The property will be sold to a private developer who will turn it into office space.

Our city has been home to many great writers. Many wonderful writers live here today. Nottingham was recently named a UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of our past and present contributions. Yet during the week of the city’s ‘Festival of Literature’, the council made the decision to sell the Central Library without confirming whether or not the service will be continued elsewhere in the city centre. It is as yet unclear how widely the council consulted on these plans before making a decision. This is an alarming situation.

This is not just about famous writers past and present. It’s about the people who use the Central Library today and those who will use it in the future. This is about saving a library from an uncertain future.

Our fear is that a lack of clarity about the future of our library indicates a lack of clarity on the part of the council about whether or not such a service is needed. We say that our libraries are precious institutions and that we will campaign to keep a central library open.

This petition calls on the council leadership to clearly state that a central library will be retained and that there will not be a long period of interruption to the service. Additionally, we ask for confirmation that:

• no library staff will face redundancy;
• Local History and Archival material will remain easily accessible;
• library stocks will not be diminished;
• a programme of investment and renewal will be put in place.

Most importantly, we ask that regular library users are closely consulted on any and all future plans.

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  • signed 2017-09-02 12:41:51 +0100
  • signed 2017-07-18 17:21:34 +0100
    When i lived in Nottingham the Angel Row library kept me sane. Pity the council isn’t sane, or maybe they think they are? Either way very sad decision .
  • signed 2017-05-03 13:44:56 +0100
  • signed 2017-04-09 19:13:43 +0100
  • signed 2017-03-02 20:01:03 +0000
    Not only is it an important library, it is also an attractive building. Is this to be another disaster like the demolition of the Evening Post building, or the Weekday Cross railway arches. When will Nottingham City council stop destroying the cities historical heritage and replacing it with modern trash?
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 12:27:45 +0000
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  • signed 2017-01-30 12:15:21 +0000
    Typical: valuable and unique public services and resources sold off to be turned into identikit private properties.
  • signed 2017-01-29 13:35:42 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-27 18:38:20 +0000
    I have been chatting to one of our local councillors about the possible sale to Boots. He said there were still other places the library could move to, but he didn’t say where. I was shocked when he said Boots would re-build and it would be as tall as the Kaplan building. Sounded like it would be the easiest option, but not the most popular.
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  • signed via 2017-01-07 13:21:53 +0000
    Having the Library at the Centre of the City is a positive Cultural Statement of intent.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-26 13:30:19 +0000
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