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Southwold Library

Manager: Charlotte Clark

North Green, Southwold
IP18 6AT

Tel: 01502 722519
Fax: 01502 722519
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Southwold Library

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Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: on-street parking only
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Refreshments: hot drinks for sale
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale:
    • Tickets (£20) and raffle tickets (£5) for Adnams' festive wine tasting in aid of SouthGen on Friday 16 November, 6pm.
    • Adopt a library animal: online or by picking up a form from the library. Minimum £10 donation.
    • Crafts, Southwold and Suffolk Coast Treasure Trails sheets.
    • Local authors' books.
    • Branded bags and pens.
  • Also available: laminating (up to A4), foodbank collection point all year round.

IT and printing facilities

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Saturday 0930 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Sunday 1100 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Lego Club

Sunday, 1215-1300

Open to children (and adults) of all ages. Help and donations of Lego appreciated.

Storytime: stories, crafts and colouring for children under 7 years old

Sunday, 1130-1215

Older people's events

Colouring for adults

fourth Tuesday of the month, 1400

Unwind, unleash your creativity, relax and have fun. Use our sheets and materials or bring your own. Refreshments available.

Craft and Chat for adults

second Tuesday of the month, 1400

Bring your own craft to work on and meet like-minded crafters. Refreshments available.

Jigsaw Club for adults

first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month, 1400

Come and add some pieces to the latest jigsaw.

Lego for adults

first Tuesday of the month, 1900

Come and build whatever you like. Stress relieving, creative and fun. Lego and refreshments provided.

Lego for adults

last Wednesday of the month, 1400

Come and build whatever you like. Stress relieving, creative and fun. Lego and refreshments provided.

Reading groups

Blyth Poets poetry group

last Wednesday of the month, 1930-2100

Reading group

last Thursday of the month, 1830-1930

IT help

Internet training sessions for beginners: book in advance

Sunday, 1300-1600

Language courses

French for improvers: for those with some previous learning

Monday, 1400-1530

£80 for a 10 week course starting 17 September. For more information or to book a place please contact the library or Helen at Waveney Languages Tuition on 07999033452 / waveneylanguages@hotmail.com. No session 15 or 22 October.

German for beginners

Mondays from 17 September, 1200-1330

£80 for a ten-week course. Contact the library to book, pay at registration. No session 15 or 22 October.

Italian for improvers: Italian grammar for those with some previous learning

Mondays from 12 November, 1600-1800

£70 for a six-week course. Contact the library to book, pay at registration.

Russian for beginners

Mondays from 12 November, 1830-2030

£70 for a six-week course. Contact the library to book, pay at registration.

Arts, crafts & games

Colouring for adults

fourth Tuesday of the month, 1400

Unwind, unleash your creativity, relax and have fun. Use our sheets and materials or bring your own. Refreshments available.

Craft and Chat for adults

second Tuesday of the month, 1400

Bring your own craft to work on and meet like-minded crafters. Refreshments available.

Jigsaw Club for adults

first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month, 1400

Come and add some pieces to the latest jigsaw.

Lego for adults

first Tuesday of the month, 1900

Come and build whatever you like. Stress relieving, creative and fun. Lego and refreshments provided.

Lego for adults

last Wednesday of the month, 1400

Come and build whatever you like. Stress relieving, creative and fun. Lego and refreshments provided.

Mah-jong group

Second Thursday of every month, 1830

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

Trading Standards and fire safety information

second Tuesday of the month, 1030-1300

Upcoming special events