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Newmarket Library

Manager: Kate Ashton

1a the Guineas, Newmarket
CB8 8EQ

Tel: 01638 661216
Fax: 01638 560818
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Newmarket Library

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Branch updates

Newmarket Library is currently looking for volunteers to help run its new code club for 9-13 year-olds. Please contact the library if you're interested.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards (contactless up to £30) accepted
  • Special collections: Racing collection
  • Parking: two public car parks within 5 minutes' walk
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Display space: Wall space available for exhibition hire
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale:
    • Poetry book collated by Newmarket Library Friend Christine - £5 each with all proceeds to Friends of Newmarket Library and St Nicholas Hospice.
    • Friends of Newmarket Library 2018 calendars - £5.95.
  • Also available:
    • Laminating service - £1 for A4, £2 for A3. Please allow 30 minutes for laminating. We cannot accept responsibility for any damage so laminating copies rather than originals of valuable items.
    • Shopmobility: hire an electric mobility scooter from Newmarket Library.

IT and printing facilities

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 0830 – 1800
Wednesday 0900 – 1700
Thursday 0830 – 1700
Friday 0830 – 1830
Saturday 0900 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce

Tuesday, 1000-1030

Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with these sessions. If you are interested, please ask a member of staff.

Code Club: for 9+ year-olds

Coming soon to Saturday mornings, TBC

Contact the library to reserve a space.

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1100-1500

Storytime: for 2-8 year olds

Saturday, 1000-1030

Tot Rock

Thursday, 1000-1030

Songs and action rhymes for toddlers. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with these sessions. If you are interested, please contact the library.

Older people's events

Sporting Memories reminiscence group

Fridays, 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. Currently being held at Newmarket Racing Centre.

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday, 1030-1100

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday, 1430-1530

Language courses

Conversation classes for people looking to improve their English

Sunday, 1230-1330

Term-time only.

Spanish conversation group

Saturday, 1115-1215

On hiatus for the foreseeable future, sorry for any inconvenience.

Arts, crafts & games

Knit and Natter

Saturday, 1400

Bring your work in progress along and have a chat while you knit or crochet. Refreshments provided.

Knit and Natter

Tuesdays, 1400

Bring your work in progress along and have a chat while you knit or crochet. Refreshments provided.

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Book sale

last Saturday and Sunday of the month, library opening hours

Upcoming special events