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Bury St Edmunds Library

Manager: Neil Holmes

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

Tel: 01284 338830
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.
  • Which? and Which? Travel available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale: Stamps, A4 envelopes, plastic wallets, ballpoint pens, canvas bags
  • Also available:
    • Free sanitary products available - just fill in a form and hand it to a member of staff
    • 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

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1030-1200

Duplo stay and play: for ages 18 months - 3 years

Thursday, 1000-1100

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.

Older people's events

Free theatre workshops for over 55s

Tuesdays 13, 20 and 27 November, 4, 11 and 18 December, contact the library

Provided by the Theatre Royal in conjunction with Suffolk Libraries. Contact the library for more information and to register your interest.

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

Open Book Group: all welcome, no need to book

last Wednesday of the month, 1400-1500

Pick up this month's book in advance from the library foyer and join us for an informal discussion. Perfect if you're new to book groups or don't have time to commit to a regular group.

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

11 O'Clock Club

first Tuesday of the month, 1100

Bring a culinary creation to share and talk all things cookery with others in the activity area. Coffee and tea provided.

Colour Me Calm adult colouring: all materials provided

Thursday every 2 weeks, 1100-1200

Bingo

Wednesdays, 1100-1200

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

Knit and Natter

every other Thursday from 8 November. Taster session on 18 October., 1400-1600

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.

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

Upcoming special events