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Bury St Edmunds Library

Bury St Edmunds Library

Manager: Neil Holmes

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

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

Room & venue hire

Conference and meeting room facilities.

Room and space hire at Bury St Edmunds Library →

Branch facilities

IT and printing facilities

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1030-1200

Dungeons and Dragons: for ages 12+

every other Saturday, 1200-1600

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

Thursday, 1000-1100

Lego club

every other Saturday, 1000-1200

Get creative and build something on the theme of the month. Under 10s must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday storytime: for 0-5 year-olds

Monday, 1030-1100

Tell Me a Story

Saturday, 1000-1200

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

Older people's events

Top Time: for ages 55+

Friday, 1000-1200

Enjoy a range of activities with a cup of tea or coffee.

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

IT help

Tablet and smartphone help from West Suffolk Sight

first Thursday of the month, 1300-1600

Drop in with your device for help and advice from West Suffolk Sight's tech team.

Arts, crafts & games

Adult colouring: all materials provided

every other Thursday, 1030-1200

Dungeons and Dragons: for ages 12+

every other Saturday, 1200-1600

Knit and Natter: all knitters welcome

every other Thursday, 1400-1600

Puzzle group

every other Thursday, 1000

Do and/or swap a jigsaw puzzle.

Scrabble club

Mondays, 1000-1200

Standard and large print sets provided.

Tales from your table: all bakers welcome

once a month, coming soon, N/A

Meet others and chat about recipes old and new and swap tips and tales of success and disaster. A different theme each month. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information and contact the library to register your interest.

Health & wellbeing events

Adult colouring: all materials provided

every other Thursday, 1030-1200


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.


Suffolk Heraldry Society

second Thursday of the month, 1400-1600 (during GMT); 1430-1630 (during BST)

Listen to themed talks and meet like-minded individuals. For more information, visit the Suffolk Heraldry Society website.

Upcoming special events