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Newmarket Library

Newmarket Library

Manager: Kate Ashton

1a the Guineas, Newmarket
CB8 8EQ

Branch updates

  • We're looking for Code Club volunteers. Contact the library for more information and to get involved.
  • We are part of the Saddle Up Art Trail from 8 July - 22 September.

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 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