Bury St Edmunds Library
Manager: Neil Holmes
Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds
|Monday||0830 – 1730|
|Tuesday||0830 – 1930|
|Wednesday||0830 – 1730|
|Thursday||0830 – 1730|
|Friday||0830 – 1930|
|Saturday||0830 – 1700|
|Sunday||1000 – 1600|
Room & venue hire
Conference and meeting room facilities.
- Accessibility information
- Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
- Out-of-hours book return available
- Customer toilet
- Free sanitary products available
- 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:
IT and printing facilities
Regular events and activities
Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies.
Craft activities: for primary school age children
Duplo stay and play: for ages 18 months - 3 years
last Saturday of the month, 1000-1200
Get creative and build something on the theme of the month. Free.
Tell Me a Story
Visit the children's library to hear the story of the day.
Songs and action rhymes for toddlers.
Older people's events
Top Time: events and activities for older people
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
£1 per strip, 2 games per session. Have fun and raise funds for the library.
Dungeons and Dragons: for ages 12+
every other Saturday, 1200-1600
Additional Dungeon Masters sought! Contact the library if you're interested.
Knit and Natter
every other Thursday, 1400-1600
every other Thursday, 1000
Bring a puzzle to swap or have a go at one of ours.
Standard and large print sets provided.
Health & wellbeing events
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.
Open space: drop in for health info and chats. All welcome.
See the latest Bury Open Space timetable.
Upcoming special events
Mon 18 Feb, 2019 1030 – 1100
Wednesday Talk: 'The Unpublished Natural History Journals of the Revd. Sir John Cullum and Sir Thomas Gery Cullum', by Dr Pat Murrell
Wed 20 Feb, 2019 1030 – 1130
Fri 22 Feb, 2019 0930 – 1300
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 1030 – 1130
Wed 6 Mar, 2019 1030 – 1130
Wed 13 Mar, 2019 1030 – 1130
Wed 20 Mar, 2019 1030 – 1130
Wednesday Talk: 'The Challenges of Setting Crime Fiction in Familiar Suffolk Locations', by Pauline Manders
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 1030 – 1130