About Suffolk Libraries

We improve the lives of thousands of Suffolk people by providing safe, fun and inspiring spaces and services. We expand knowledge, connect people, stimulate creativity and foster a sense of community. And we lend physical and digital books – millions of them every year.

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Making life better

Whether it’s through an inspiring read, meeting over a tea and a game of Scrabble or bringing families and carers together at children’s events, we make a huge difference to the lives of Suffolk people.

Read some customer stories →

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The future

As the community’s needs and the environment we work in continue to change, we’re developing a new way of running a library service.

Find out about our 2019-2022 strategy →

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Support us

We’re a charity that provides all of Suffolk’s library services. You might not realise we’re independent from Suffolk County Council, and that we haven’t closed any libraries since taking over their control in 2012.

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