Support us

We're an independent, charitable organisation which has kept all 44 of Suffolk’s libraries open since taking them over in 2012. Help us continue to make life better for the people of Suffolk.


You can donate online or by sending a text message. If you’re representing an organisation that would like to support us, contact our business development manager

How to donate

Use our Golden Giving service to make an online donation:

Golden Giving

Use our Text Giving service (all texts incur a charge at your standard message rate):

  • Text 1LIBRARY to 70085 to donate £1
  • Text 5LIBRARY to 70085 to donate £5
  • Text 10LIBRARY to 70085 to donate £10

Use easyfundraising, a completely free service you use when shopping online:



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Christian Hutchings receiving the 2018 Suffolk Libraries Volunteer Award with his mother and grandmother

Rewarding volunteering opportunities for people of all ages. Strengthen your local community, meet new people and improve your CV by learning or sharing skills.

Find out about volunteering →

Library community groups

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Thurston Library friends group

Join your local library's community group and help run events and raise funds while making new friends.

Join your library community group →

Suffolk Libraries Extra

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A CoderDojo at Ipswich County Library funded by Suffolk Libraries Extra

Our membership scheme for individuals and organisations. Unique access to exclusive competitions, our early newsletter with the latest releases and, at some tiers, a mention in our annual report.

Become an Extra member →

Our corporate supporters

Our libraries receive over 3 million visits every year. If you run a local business and are interested in working with or supporting us, email

We're very grateful to the following organisations for their support:

Anglia Research
EADT Suffolk Magazine
English Heritage
Century Logistics

Our platinum supporters

The following people are all currently platinum members of our Suffolk Libraries Extra supporters scheme. Thank you for your support.

  • Sheila Ash
  • M John Clayton
  • Paul Garcia
  • Patricia Heathcote
  • Peter McElduff
  • Guenever Pachent
  • Jasmine Patel
  • Gale Pryor
  • Heather Smith
  • Alison Wheeler
  • N Whittam
  • David Wild