East Leake Village Library


Latest News

East Leake Library has reopened with temporary opening hours on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm only. 

We have reduced our opening hours to give staff extra time to clean and make the building as safe as possible. 

We will also be operating a reduced service but if you would like to click and collect library books please call

Ask Inspire on 01623 677 200 or email ask@inspireculture.org.uk 

We look forward to welcoming you back!




• Access FREE virtual services on our website inspireculture.org.uk/online including: Learning, eReading, eAudio and eMagazines.

• Overdue charges were reintroduced after 18 August so please be aware of this.

• New customers may join the library online at inspireculture.org.uk/join to access inspireculture.org.uk/eresources for FREE eReading, eAudio and eMagazines.

• For general enquiries please contact Ask Inspire preferably by email at ask@inspireculture.org.uk or to speak to someone call 01623 677 200.

We look forward to welcoming you back in person soon.




Come and see us at East Leake Library!   

The Library is open:

Monday  8.30 – 9am**  9am – 5pm*

Tuesday 8.30 – 5pm**

Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm*   12.30 – 5pm**

Thursday 8.30am – 9.am**  9am – 5pm*

Friday 9am – 12.30pm*  12.30 – 4.30pm**

Saturday 9am – 1pm*

Sunday – Closed

*Staffed by Inspire, full service

**Staffed by Rushcliffe Borough Council, limited service

We’ve got a range of books and spoken words for all ages.    Free internet and WiFi.    We look forward to seeing you soon.


      Opening hours

        We are pleased to announce that East Leake Library’s opening hours have now been extended (see above) following the opening of a new Customer Service Point for Rushcliffe Borough Council in the Library,  providing face to face access to services for residents living in the south of the Borough.

Story Hullabaloo

Every 2nd Monday 2.30 – 3pm.  Come and join us for Story Hullabaloo Stories and songs and rhymes for children from 0 – 5 yrs. Free, no need to book.

Rattle Rhyme and Roll

 Every 4th Monday 2.30 – 3pm.  Come and join us for Rattle, Rhyme and Roll. Songs, Rhymes and actions for children from 0 – 5 yrs. Free, no need to book.

Lego Club

  • We run a very successful Lego Club at the Library.  It runs fortnightly on Saturdays (alternating with Family Games) from 10am – 12.30pm.  It’s free and you can just drop in and start creating your masterpieces!  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Lego donations welcomed!

  • 14 March, 28 March

     Family Board Games

  • Join us fortnightly on Saturday Mornings, from 10am – 12.30pm and challenge yourself to one of our Family Games which include Jenga, Chess, Scrabble amongst others.  It’s free and there’s no need to book.

  • 8 March, 22 March




Local Reading Groups – New members welcome!

Are you interested in discussing books with others? Want to be introduced to different authors? The East Leake Reading Group meets regularly at the library, during the day. Contact the library for further information and the next book to be discussed.

If you would like to set up a reading group, then we can supply the books for the group and the venue. Contact the library for further details.

Introduction to IT

The library offers a free, one hour basic introduction to using a mouse, a keyboard and basic word-processing skills. As a follow-up there is a one hour session on how to use the internet and a one hour session on how to use email. Please contact staff for further details.

Scrabble Club

Do you enjoy words? Fancy a social game of Scrabble? Come along to the Scrabble group meeting at East Leake Library on the last Thursday of the month at 2pm. All welcome.

Inspire and WEA Courses

Look out for further Inspire and WEA Courses in 2020  at East Leake Library. For further information visit inspireculture.org.uk  and www.wea.org.uk


East Leake Local History Society – Available from the library

Everyday Life in East Leake Alan Hall has completed the next two books in his series of Everyday Life in East Leake. Book 3: Family Life and Schools Book 4: Health Care, Services and Transport Book 5 East Leake and the Great War  

We also have copies of Leake Historian, The Journal of East Leake and District Local History Society

Books available from the Library. Please ask a member of staff.

Police Beat Surgery

There will be a Police Beat Surgery every month  at East Leake Library.  It’s a good opportunity to meet your local Police Team if you wish to discuss any local issues.   Please keep a look out for the next surgery – new date coming soon.


Lost Property

We have quite a lot of items that have been left in the library. It would be lovely to reunite them with their rightful owners. Pop into the library and ask us.

Renew your books online Web Link

Renew your books online

For renewals, general enquiries you can also call Ask Inspire on 01623 677 200 9am – 6pm, weekdays and 9am – 4pm Saturdays. Calls charged at a local rate (or free if your package includes local calls).

Pop in for five minutes break..

Never to young to enjoy books…! We have lots of books for babies and young children, so don’t let them miss out on all the fun…borrow up to 24 books at a time!

Join your child in our ‘Bookstart Bear Club’. It’s fun and free for all children between 0 – 4 years old…. Collect your bear stamp each time you visit then you’ll receive a certificate after 6 stamps. Please come in and ask for the Bookstart Bear Pack.  And it’s not just books in the children’s’ library…..there are talking books too!

There is also a Parents’ Collection, for books on parenting and dealing with issues that might affect children.

Contact Us:

Gotham Rd, East Leake, LE12 6JG   T: 01509 852349  

E: eastleake.library@inspireculture.org.uk