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Lowestoft Library

Acting manager: Jane Rothon

Clapham Road South, Lowestoft
NR32 1DR

Tel: 01502 674660
Fax: 01502 528562
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Lowestoft Library

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Branch updates

The library will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash and cheques accepted, cards accepted over £5
  • Parking: available in public car parks nearby
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Refreshments: café open 1000-1600 Tuesday-Friday
  • Also available: 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

Room and space hire

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

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce

Thursday, 1100-1125

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

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1100-1200

Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds

Friday, 1030-1130

Term-time only.

Storytime: stories for preschool children (term time only)

Monday, 1100-1130

Tot Rock

Wednesday, 1100-1130

Songs and rhymes for preschool children, term-time only.

Older people's events

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

last Tuesday of the month, 1850-2030

Held in the Navigator room.

Writing groups

Writers' group

second Tuesday of the month, 1845-1945

Held in the Navigator room.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming special events