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Beccles Library

Opening times

Monday 0930 - 1700
Tuesday 0930 - 1700
Wednesday 0930 - 1700
Thursday 0930 - 1700
Friday 0930 - 1800
Saturday 0930 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Sharon Chapman

Blyburgate, Beccles
NR34 9TB

Find us on Google Maps

01502 442820

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

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

Large meeting room

Max 40 people
  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 40 people in rows
  • Nearby public carpark - pay and display
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Small meeting room

Max 5 people
  • Capacity: 5 people for meetings
  • Nearby public carpark - pay and display
  • Refreshment facilities
  • 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

Other information

  • Bookings are for a minimum of 2 hours
  • 12.5% discount for bookings of 8 sessions or more - upfront payment applies
  • Bookings outside of library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staff costs

Events and activities at Beccles Library

Upcoming special events

All special events

Top Time Craft & Chatter

Thu 26 May 2022 , 14:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Join us for a friendly craft and chatter session and get involved with making Jubilee decorations.

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Elmer Day Activities

Sat 28 May – Sun 29 May 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Celebrate Elmer Day with some fun activities for children.

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Rawr-some Dinosaur Crafts

Mon 30 May – Tue 31 May 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Celebrate Dinosaur Day with some fun craft activities for children.

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Fossil Dig Crafts

Wed 1 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Enjoy some fossil-inspired crafts for children this half-term.

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Queen's Jubilee Crafts

Sat 4 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with this fun craft session for children.

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Lego Club

Sun 5 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Join us for our fun Lego Club for young children.

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World Ocean Day Crafts

Sat 11 Jun – Sun 12 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Celebrate World Ocean Day with some fun ocean-themed craft activities for children.

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Summer Garden Crafts

Sat 18 Jun – Sun 19 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Join us for some fun summer-themed craft activities for children.

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Giraffe Day Crafts

Sat 25 Jun – Sun 26 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Celebrate World Giraffe Day with some fun giraffe-themed craft activities for children.

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Regular events and activities

All events

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 25 May 2022 , 10:00 – 11:00 ( Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry

Table Tennis

Enjoy a fun weekly session of table tennis for all ages and abilities.

Wed 25 May 2022 , 14:00 – 15:30 ( Every Wednesday & Sunday) Beccles Library Free entry

Top Time Craft & Chatter

Join us for a friendly craft and chatter session and get involved with making Jubilee decorations.

Thu 26 May 2022 , 14:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Baby Bounce - gentle songs and nursery rhymes (10.30 session)

Enjoy soft and gentle songs and rhymes with your baby.

Fri 27 May 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Friday) Beccles Library Free entry

Baby Bounce - gentle songs and nursery rhymes (11.30am session)

Enjoy soft and gentle songs and rhymes with your baby.

Fri 27 May 2022 , 11:30 – 12:00 ( Every Friday) Beccles Library Free entry

Elmer Day Activities

Celebrate Elmer Day with some fun activities for children.

Sat 28 May – Sun 29 May 2022 , 10:00 – 15:00 Beccles Library Free entry

Table Tennis

Enjoy a fun weekly session of table tennis for all ages and abilities.

Sun 29 May 2022 , 14:00 – 15:30 ( Every Wednesday & Sunday) Beccles Library Free entry

Rawr-some Dinosaur Crafts

Celebrate Dinosaur Day with some fun craft activities for children.

Mon 30 May – Tue 31 May 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Scrabble Club

Make new friends and stretch your vocabulary at our weekly Scrabble Club.

Mon 30 May 2022 , 13:30 – 15:30 ( Every Monday) Beccles Library Free entry

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 1 Jun 2022 , 10:00 – 11:00 ( Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry