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

  • 17 December 2014
    Great news! - The Neville Hoskins Reading Room is going to be restored! What is going to be done? The ceiling is going to be repaired and cleaned. The fireplace plus the paintwork are going to be cleaned. The edges of the shelves are going to be restored. The gold detailing is going be reinstated. A new lighting system is going to be installed which will show off the ceiling, the art work and the books. It will also improve the reading light from the somewhat gloomy levels we currently have. ...


  • Christmas closing 2014
    We are closed for Christmas and New Year... December 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th December. We will close at 1pm on New Years Eve and will be closed on New Years day. Normal service resumes Friday 2nd January 2015.   All the staff at Bromley House Libr...
    17 December 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