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Lowestoft Library

Lowestoft Library

Manager: Jo Wilde

Clapham Road South, Lowestoft
NR32 1DR

Opening hours

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

Room & venue hire

Room and space hire at Lowestoft Library →

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: available in public car parks nearby
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Free sanitary products available
  • Refreshments: café open 1000-1600 Tuesday-Friday
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • Also available:
    • Foodbank referral - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am - 12pm
    • Lowestoft branch of the Suffolk Record Office on the first floor. See the Suffolk Record Office website for opening hours and contact details

IT and printing facilities

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1100-1200

Drum & bass vinyl DJ mixing workshop: for 11-21 year-olds

every other Tuesday, 1630-1830

Limited to five people per session, under 16s need parental consent. Library card required - sign up for free at the desk if you don't have one.

Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds

Friday, 1030-1130

Term-time only.

Friends of S. E. N. D.

every Saturday, 0900-1030

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their parents/carers are invited to relax, play and make new friends in a closed, safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment for free.

Lego Club: for 6+ year-olds. Advance booking essential as spaces are limited.

every other Sunday., 1330-1530

£1 per builder or £1.50 per family

Saturday fun for primary school age children

Saturday, 1045-1200

Crafts and activities. A different theme each week.

Talking with Teens: for 11-16 year-olds

Friday, 1600-1730

Come and talk with other teenagers about emotional health and wellbeing, exam stress, online safety, relationships, drugs and alcohol etc. Drinks and snacks provided.

Tiny Tots: support group for families with premature babies

second Tuesday of the month, 1100-1145

A chance to chat and play, with a monthly visit from a health visitor for extra support.

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Older people's events

Sporting Memories reminiscence group

Thursday, 1030-1215

Handle sports images and memorabilia, revisit and share memories of sport, talk about any kind of sport, take part in quizzes, games and gentle activities and make new friends.

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday, 1400-1530

Reading groups

Literary Locusts reading group

first Wednesday of the month, 1030-1130

Poetry appreciation group

Wednesday, 1400-1530

Held in the Red Corner. Copies of poems will be handed out. Refreshments available for a donation.

Reading group

first Thursday of the month, 1730-1900

Held in the Navigator room.

Writing groups

Writers' group

second Tuesday of the month, 1900-2100

Associated with the library. Email lowestoftlibrarywriters@gmail.com for location details.

Writers in Lowestoft Library (WILL)

last Monday of the month, 1330-1430

Held in the Red Corner of the library.

IT help

Absolute Beginners 1:1

Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, N/a

Internet and computer training sessions for beginners – book in advance.

Arts, crafts & games

Colour in and Chill Out: anti-stress colouring for adults

Monday, 1400-1530

Held in the Red Zone of the library. Free, no need to book.

Crafty crafters

every other Monday, 1300-1500

Bring your own project or use our supplies. Tea/coffee available in return for a £1 donation

Creative club

Friday, 1300-1500

Enjoy arts and crafts in an informal and sociable environment. Try something new and make new friends.

Drum & bass vinyl DJ mixing workshop: for 11-21 year-olds

every other Tuesday, 1630-1830

Limited to five people per session, under 16s need parental consent. Library card required - sign up for free at the desk if you don't have one.

Board games club for adults

Thursday, 1000-1200

Knit/crochet and natter

Wednesday, 0930-1100

Bring your own project to work on, chat and make friends.

Sit and sew: for all ages and abilities

Tuesday, 0930-1100

Be creative and make friends. Use our materials or work on your own projects. Led by a textiles and embroidery teacher.

Health & wellbeing events

My Health Group

second and fourth Monday of the month, 1000-1300

Get advice and guidance about your health from the Adult Learning Disability Team in the Navigator Centre.

Stepping stones peer support drop-in with Feedback Mental Health

Friday, 1100-1300

A friendly, relaxed and supportive group for people with lived experience of mental health to talk and listen in a safe, understanding space. Peer-led with a facilitator to welcome people. Refreshments provided.

Talking with Teens: for 11-16 year-olds

Friday, 1600-1730

Come and talk with other teenagers about emotional health and wellbeing, exam stress, online safety, relationships, drugs and alcohol etc. Drinks and snacks provided.

Tiny Tots: support group for families with premature babies

second Tuesday of the month, 1100-1145

A chance to chat and play, with a monthly visit from a health visitor for extra support.

Find out more about Wordplay

Weight management course from OneLife Suffolk

Mondays from 9 September, 1000-1130

Free 12 week programme from a dedicated weight management practitioner. Call 01473 718193 to book your place.

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

CV surgery

arranged on a mutually convenient basis, library opening hours

Trading Standards drop-in advice

last Tuesday of the month, 1300-1500

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Book sale

second Saturday of the month, 0900-1300

Conversation café

Friday, 1330-1500

Drop in to learn more about life in Lowestoft and local services, share ideas, learn new skills, find solutions to challenges affecting our community and generally meet new people and have a chat. Contact the library for more details.

Upcoming special events