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Beccles Library

Manager: Ellen McAteer

Blyburgate, Beccles
NR34 9TB

Tel: 01502 714073
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Beccles Library Community Trust

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Branch updates

The library will be closed on Thursday 22 June for a network migration. Call customer services on 01473 351249 for assistance.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Parking: public car park available with 6 free 1 hour spaces, paid parking also available
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: Fairtrade coffee machine and snacks for sale
  • Display space: Double-sided noticeboard for non-commercial event posters
  • Also available: Trusted Advisor organisation: Get health & social services info & advice.

IT and printing facilities

Room hire

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0930 – 1700
Tuesday 0930 – 1700
Wednesday 0930 – 1700
Thursday 0930 – 1700
Friday 0930 – 1930
Saturday 0930 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock: songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers

Friday, 1100-1200

Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds

Thursday, 0945-1115

Grandparents and grandchildren sessions: free play and talk for grandparents and 0-5 years old grandchildren

Wednesday, 0945-1115

TinyTalk baby signing: to book your place contact Charlotte Ling 07419 322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk

Tuesday, 1130-1230

TinyTalk toddler classes: to book your place contact Charlotte Ling 07419 322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk

Tuesday, 1015-1115

Older people's events

Top Time quiz for individuals

second Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday, 1400-1500

Reading groups

Poetry group

last Friday of the month, 1400-1500

Reading group: for more information contact Ruth Sainsbury at ruthsainsbury@yahoo.co.uk

first Monday of the month, 1900-2030

Top Time reading group

first Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Writing groups

Creative writing group: for more information contact Helen on 01502 714161 / htpoet5@gmail.com or Lorraine on 01502 470853 / bennettlorraine1@gmail.com

first Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

IT help

Absolute Beginners in computers: book in advance (4 week course)

Wednesday, 0900-1030

Internet and email sessions for beginners: book in advance (4 week course)

Thursday, 0900-1030

Job club: basic help with online applications, job searches and CVs with Georgina Hall

Wednesday, 1300-1500

Tablet and eReader training sessions for beginners: book in advance

Tuesday every 2 weeks, 0900-1000

Language courses

French open chat drop-in sessions: all welcome and no booking required

Saturday every 2 weeks, 1000-1100

German conversation group: for those with some previous knowledge of conversational German

Tuesday every 2 weeks - contact library for individual dates, 1400-1600

Films, music & entertainment

Friday Folk: sing and/or play music. No need to book. Refreshments available.

second and fourth Friday of the month, 1700


Family history sessions: book in advance

Thursday, 1500-1600

Upcoming special events