Strelley book lovers are now able to access the new library which opened yesterday (November 14).

After around £1m of investment, the new library will be modern, open-plan and provide improved computer access and equipment, including free WiFi.

There will also be a dedicated under-fives children’s area featuring a unique specially commissioned story tree and it will offer opportunities for a greater range of activities and events for all ages.

It will not only include a new contemporary library, but also 37 one-bedroom independent living flats, run by Nottingham City Homes. Residents at Strelley Court will have direct access to the new library.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities, Councillor Dave Trimble, said:  “It’s great news that that this fantastic new library will offer people in the area the 21st century facilities they deserve.

“We expect that this move will encourage more people from the whole of the Strelley and Aspley to make the most of their local library.”

The Strelley Road Library provides an adaptable facility for the local area and its surrounding communities. It has been designed and built by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes to serve the needs of the Aspley ward.

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “This has been our first project combining homes for Nottingham people with a brand new library.

“Residents have already moved into the new flats and they are looking forward to using the library, which is going to be a key asset for the community.”