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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 is looking for volunteers to help run its Baby Bounce and Tot Rock sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you enjoy interacting with parents, babies and toddlers and are confident singing songs and rhymes, please speak to a member of staff or fill in our online volunteer application form.

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
  • 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 wheelchair or scooter from Newmarket Library if you have any mobility problems

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 or fill in our online volunteer application form.

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 ask a member of staff or fill in our online volunteer application form.

Older people's events

Sporting Memories reminiscence group

Fridays from 9 February, 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

Thursday, 1030-1100

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday, 1430-1530

IT help

IT help

Wednesday, 1000-1300

One-to-one one hour sessions tailored to your needs. Please contact the library to join the waiting list

Language courses

Conversation classes for people looking to improve their English

Sunday, 1230-1330

Term-time only.

Spanish conversation group

Saturday, 1115-1215

For beginners and improvers. Free. On Christmas break until mid-January 2018.

Arts, crafts & games

Knit and Natter

Saturdays from 3 February, 1400

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

Knit and Natter

Tuesdays from 6 February, 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