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Bury St Edmunds Library

Manager: Neil Holmes

Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1TZ

Tel: 01284 732255
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Bury St Edmunds Library

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Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Display space: Space available for table top or banner displays in internal and external foyer. Public notice board also available.
  • For sale: Stamps, A4 envelopes, plastic wallets, ballpoint pens, canvas bags
  • Also available: Board Games available to borrow - see the Bury board games information sheet (PDF) for further information.

IT and printing facilities

Room and space hire

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0830 – 1730
Tuesday 0830 – 1930
Wednesday 0830 – 1730
Thursday 0830 – 1730
Friday 0830 – 1930
Saturday 0830 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce

Wednesday, 1015-1045

Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies.

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1030-1200

Junior reading group: for pre-school children

Friday, 1000

For children and their parents or guardians. Listen to a story, take part in a themed activity and borrow related books.

Lego club

last Saturday of the month, 1000-1200

Get creative and build something on the theme of the month. Free.

Tell Me a Story

Saturday, 1000-1200

Visit the children's library to hear the story of the day.

Tot Rock

Thursday, 1015-1045

Songs and action rhymes for toddlers.

Older people's events

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Friday, 1000-1200

Reading groups

Adventurers reading group

third Tuesday of the month, 1500-1700

Avid Crime Readers reading group

fourth Tuesday of the month, 1430-1630

The Bookworms reading group

first Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

Top Time reading group

first Friday of the month, 1000-1200

Tuesday Night reading group

second Tuesday of the month, 1800-1900

Arts, crafts & games

Colour Me Calm adult colouring: all materials provided

Thursday every 2 weeks, 1100-1200


Wednesdays, 1100-1200

£1 per strip, 2 games per session. Have fun and raise funds for the library.

Cookbook club


Relaunching soon. Please register your interest by emailing ellie.longman@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Puzzle group

every other Thursday, 1000

Bring a puzzle to swap or have a go at one of ours.

Scrabble club

Mondays, 1000

Standard and large print sets provided.

Health & wellbeing events

HeartSong 2017/18

third Friday of the month, 1300-1500

A wellbeing singing project for family carers and their partners or friends with mental or physical health issues run by Music in our Bones. No session in August.

Parents and Carers Together (PACT)

third Monday of the month, 1000-1200

Support group for parents/carers who have a child/young person with mental health issues. Get together for a friendly chat over cake. Visit the Parents and Carers Together website or email parentsandcarerstogether@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming special events