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Ipswich County Library

Manager: Marion Harvey

Northgate Street, Ipswich
IP1 3DE

Tel: 01473 263810
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Ipswich County Library
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Branch updates

  • The library is collecting non-perishables, socks and men's toiletries for Families in Need Ipswich Foodbank.
  • The library will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve.

Branch facilities

IT and printing facilities

Room and space hire

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0900 – 1800
Tuesday 0900 – 1900
Wednesday 0900 – 1800
Thursday 0900 – 1800
Friday 0900 – 1900
Saturday 0830 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby bounce

Wednesday, 1415-1445

Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies, term-time only.

Chess club: for 6-16 year olds

Saturday, 1000-1130

Children’s craft activities

Sunday, 1030-1130

Play, rhyme and storytime: for young children

Thursday, 1030-1115

Tot Rock

Wednesday, 1015-1045

Drop in for songs and action rhymes for toddlers, term-time only.

Older people's events

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday, 1430-1600

Reading groups

BooksFizz reading group

last Wednesday of the month, 1400-1500

50p for hot drinks and biscuits.

Language courses

Chat and Chill: group for women who speak English as an additional language

Monday, 1000-1200

Chat and Chill: group for women who speak English as an additional language

Thursday, 1000-1200

Chat and Chill: group for women who speak English as an additional language

Tuesday, 1000-1200

Conversation cafe

Friday every 2 weeks, 1000-1200

Drop in and improve your English speaking and listening skills with the help of native and fluent English speakers. 50p including a coffee or tea and a biscuit.

Arts, crafts & games

Inside the lines: adult colouring group

Tuesday, 1030-1130

Held in the Hub, £1 a session.

Health & wellbeing events

Keep Fit

Friday, 1745-1845

£25 for 6 classes, fitness conditioning, all levels welcome, bring a towel/exercise mat and bottle of water, please book in advance.

Lifting Spirits with Suffolk Family Carers

every other Monday, 1920-2120

Women's singing project for carers. Speak to your Suffolk Family Carers contact if you require respite care to attend.

Music in Mind with Suffolk Family Carers

every other Monday, 1400-1600

Singing for family carers, with a mental health focus. Speak to your Suffolk Family Carers contact if you require respite care to attend.

New Age Kurling

Friday, 1000-1300

Slimming World

Thursday, 0930-1130

Held in the lecture hall.

Slimming World

Thursday, 1200-1330

Held in the lecture hall.

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

New Anglia Growth Hub free business advice in the Hub: book in advance

sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, N/A

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Upcoming special events