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Newmarket Library

Newmarket Library

Manager: Kate Ashton

1a the Guineas, Newmarket
CB8 8EQ

Branch updates

Newmarket Library is currently looking for Code Club volunteers. Contact the library for more information and to get involved.

Opening hours

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

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Special collections: Racing collection
  • Parking: two public car parks within 5 minutes' walk
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Free sanitary products 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.
  • Also available:
    • Move It sports equipment available to borrow
    • 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

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.

Find out more about our Bookstart sessions

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1100-1500

Family playtime: for children aged 0-5 and their parents/carers

Saturday, 1030-1115

Polish story and rhyme time

first Friday of the month, 1000-1100

Stories and rhymes in Polish for babies and toddlers and their parents, guardians and carers. No prior knowledge of Polish required!

"Sharing" Time: Stories, songs and crafts for children and their carers with Sharing Parenting.

Last Thursday of each month., 1030

Older people's events

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.

Arts, crafts & games

Art for everyone

first Tuesday of the month, 1100-1200

Free sessions where anyone can have a go at sketching, chalks, collage and much more. Contact the library to sign up.

Art workshops for beginners: £5 per session, materials provided

first Friday of the month, 1400-1630

Are you interested in learning how to draw and paint? Contact the library to register your interest.

Health & wellbeing events

Chair-based exercise: £4 a session

last Wednesday of the month, 1030-1130

Relaxed, friendly, low-impact exercises with an experienced teacher. No experience or own equipment today. Contact the library to register your interest.

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Book sale

last Saturday and Sunday of the month., library opening hours

Upcoming special events