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Beccles Library

Opening times

Monday 0930 - 1700
Tuesday 0930 - 1700
Wednesday 0930 - 1700
Thursday 0930 - 1700
Friday 0930 - 1930
Saturday 0930 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Sharon Chapman

Blyburgate, Beccles
NR34 9TB

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01502 442820

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

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Beccles Library Community Trust

Volunteer and support your library by organising events, activities and initiatives to raise money. Contact the library manager for more information.

Branch facilities

  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Parking: public pay and display car park available with limited free parking spaces
  • Which? Available online and in print
  • 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s memory boxes available to local borrowers for up to three weeks. Contact the library for more information.
  • Home Library Service

Room and venue hire

Meeting room

Max 40 people
  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 40 people in rows
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Small meeting room

Max 5 people
  • Capacity: 5 people for meetings
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Cost: £5 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £7.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Other information

Parking: Located beside a large pay and display carpark.

Events and activities at Beccles Library

Upcoming special events

Top Time Open House: Mince Pies and Christmas Reminiscing

Thu 23 Dec 2021 , 14:00 – 15:00

Enjoy a mince pie and a cuppa at our special Christmas-themed Top Time event for older people.

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Top Time Open House: Tea, Chat and Board Games

Thu 30 Dec 2021 , 14:00 – 15:00

Come along for a cuppa and a chat, and play some fun board games at our social group for older people.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Wed 8 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 11:00 (Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry

Top Time Open House Quiz Time

Come along to our fun afternoon quiz.

Thu 9 Dec 2021 , 14:00 – 15:00 (Second Thursday of the month) Beccles Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Wed 15 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 11:00 (Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry

Top Time Open House Bingo

Join us for a fun afternoon of bingo games.

Thu 16 Dec 2021 , 14:00 – 15:00 (Third Thursday of the month) Beccles Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Wed 22 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 11:00 (Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Wed 29 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 11:00 (Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry

Local Councillor's Informal Surgery

An informal, open surgery at Beccles library once a month for people to pop in, get to know their local councillors and discuss any issues they may have.

Wed 29 Dec 2021 , 12:30 – 13:30 (Last Wednesday of the month) Beccles Library

Top Time Open House Tea and Chat

Come along for a cuppa and meet new friends.

Thu 30 Dec 2021 , 14:00 – 15:00 (Fifth Thursday of the month) Beccles Library Free entry

Top Time Open House Book Group

Join our friendly and informal book group.

Thu 6 Jan 2022 , 14:00 – 15:00 (First Thursday of the month) Beccles Library Free entry