Normanton Library

COVID-19 libraries update - Apr 2022

For the safety of yourself and others, we encourage all customers to continue to wear a face-covering whilst in the library and maintain social distancing. Visit our COVID-19 Libraries news page.

The Library aims to offer you more than just a great range of books. We’re also home to a number of computers you can book on to use free of charge. We’ve got space for those all-important activities we have on offer too.

Avoid queues and use the self-service desks available for borrowing or returning your books. You can also use them to manage your account in other ways, keeping up with any fees you might owe.

Normanton Library opening - Nov 2019

What to do in our libraries


The library has these accessibility aids:

  • Level access
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible counters
  • Large print books and audio books
  • Induction loop
  • Computers with Zoomtext and high visibility keyboards.

Library app for iPhone users

Go to the App Store and search for Derby City Libraries. Download the app called DerbyLibraries to:

  • Search by barcode: Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book or other item and search for available copies at Derby City Libraries.
  • Search the Derby City Libraries catalogue for items by title, author, subject, or general keyword and place holds on interesting items. 
  • Manage your account 
  • Find suggested reading - see what your friends have read and recommend with reading recommendations from Goodreads or check out the latest best-selling and award-winning titles.

Get involved

Why not volunteer at your local library? We have a range of opportunities available, find out more on our Volunteering page.