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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 updates

The library will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve.

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

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.

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

Music in our Bones with Suffolk Family Carers

third Friday of the month, 1300-1500

HeartSong wellbeing singing project for family carers. Help with respite funding available or bring your family member or friend with mental or physical health issues with you if they too enjoy singing. £2 voluntary donation.

Upcoming special events