Bromley House Library

Established 1816


  • Inside Bromley House Library
  • Bromley House Garden
  • Inside Bromley House Library
  • Bromley House Garden

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
                                                                                      Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

Bromley House Library, founded 1816, is a flourishing independent lending library situated in the centre of Nottingham, one of the few remaining subscription libraries in the country. 
The library houses around 40,000 books and has a tranquil and unstuffy atmosphere. There are many fine reading rooms spread over three floors of a Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse. 
In addition there is a beautiful walled garden, one of only two in the city centre. The library is
a pleasant place to work, relax or read. 
We welcome applications for membership and there are plenty of opportunities to visit us.

Latest News

  • 15 August 2014
    As well as our autumn programme of talks and exhibtion we are creating a resources area in the Thoroton Room bringing together books, maps, posters, pamphlets, video and WWI databases from our collections for members to browse. There is already some material in place and more will be added over the next few weeks and the collection will remain there until the end of December. Please ask any member of staff if you have any questions. The exhibition is now taking shape and will be open from Septem...


  • World War I Diary and Reminiscence readings
    Tickets are now available for the lunchtime reading on Wednesday October 8th. Geraldine will be presenting an hour of diary readings and memoirs. Tickets still available for 'From trooper to expert signaller' on October 1st.
    28 August 2014

Carol Barstow

Opening Times
Mon & Wed

Tues, Thurs & Fri

9.30am - 12.30pm

Contact us
Angel Row
Telephone 0115 9473134
E mail enquiries

Registered Charity
No. 1074752