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Lowestoft Library

Manager: Jo Wilde

Clapham Road South, Lowestoft
NR32 1DR

Tel: 01502 442810
Fax: 01502 528562
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Lowestoft Library

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Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: available in public car parks nearby
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Refreshments: café open 1000-1600 Tuesday-Friday
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • 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

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1100-1200

Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds

Friday, 1030-1130

Term-time only.

Lego Club: for 6+ year-olds

every other Sunday. No session 26 August., 1330-1530

£1 per builder or £1.50 per family

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday 21 July - Sunday 2 September, opening hours

Talk to a volunteer about your latest read, borrow your next book and collect rewards for your Summer Reading Challenge progress.

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, but meets at Vera G's Cakes and Teas, at 161 St Margarets Road, Lowestoft, NR32 4HW

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.

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