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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

The library's lift is currently out of order. Please ask a member of staff if you require any assistance.

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
  • 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:
    • Free sanitary products available - just fill in a form and hand it to a member of staff
    • 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.

Find out more about our Bookstart sessions

Code Club: for 9+ year-olds

Saturday, 1000-1130

Contact the library to join the waiting list.

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1100-1500

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

Saturday, 1030-1115

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

Last Thursday of each month., 1000

Tot Rock

Thursday, 1030-1100

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.

Find out more about our Bookstart sessions

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

IT help

Basic computer course: free 4-week programme. Contact the library to book or join the waiting list for the spring course.

Wednesdays from 26 September, 1400-1600

Do you lack confidence with computers? Would you like to learn how to use one? Join us for this free course, led by a qualified tutor, in association with West Suffolk College and funded by the Suffolk Libraries Extra scheme. Refreshments provided.

Language courses

Conversation classes for people looking to improve their English

Sunday, 1230-1330

Term-time only.

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.

Health & wellbeing events
Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Book sale

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

Upcoming special events