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Beccles Library

Manager: Annaliese Matheron-Avery

Blyburgate, Beccles
NR34 9TB

Tel: 01502 442820
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Beccles Library Community Trust

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Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • 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
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale: Cards for Good Causes: charity Christmas cards and items.
  • Also available:
    • Waveney District Council customer services. Visit the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils website for opening times.
    • 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s memory boxes available to local borrowers for up to three weeks. No library card required. Contact the library for more information.

IT and printing facilities

Room and space 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

Children's crafts

Sunday, 1300-1400

Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds

Thursday, 1000-1130

Grandparents and grandchildren sessions

Wednesday, 1000-1130

Free play and talk for grandparents and 0-5 year-old grandchildren.

Lego Club: £1 suggested donation

third Sunday of the month, 1000-1100

TinyTalk baby signing

Tuesday, 1130-1230

To book your place contact Charlotte Ling on 07419322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk

TinyTalk toddler classes

Tuesday, 1015-1115

To book your place contact Charlotte Ling on 07419322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk

Summer Reading Challenge
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

first Monday of the month, 1900-2030

For more information contact Ruth Sainsbury at ruthsainsbury@yahoo.co.uk

Top Time reading group

first Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Writing groups

Creative writing group

first Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

For more information contact Helen on 01502 714161 / htpoet5@gmail.com or Lorraine on 01502 470853 / bennettlorraine1@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, 1300-1500

Basic help with online applications, job searches and CVs with Thomas Wheeler.

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

second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

For those with some previous knowledge of conversational German.

Arts, crafts & games

Tabletop Crusaders: drop in and join in with a variety of games

Friday, 1800-2100

£1 entry.

Health & wellbeing events


Wednesday, various

Contact the library for more details and to book. £3.50 per one-hour session


Family history sessions: book in advance

Thursday, 1500-1600

Upcoming special events