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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

Recycled Crafts

Sat 13 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Get involved with this recycled craft session for children.

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Paper Marbling Art

Wed 17 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Learn how to make your own paper marble designs at this fun craft session for children.

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Around Beccles Crafts

Sat 20 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Make your own tractor, kite and sailing boat at this fun craft session for children.

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Out of this World Science

Wed 24 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Join us for some fun robot and space themed crafts for children.

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Space Themed Crafts

Sat 27 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Join us for a space-themed craft session for children.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Top Time Open House Quiz Time

Come along to our fun afternoon quiz.

Thu 11 Aug 2022 , 14:00 – 15:00 ( Second Thursday of the month) 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 12 Aug 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 12 Aug 2022 , 11:30 – 12:00 ( Every Friday) Beccles Library Free entry

Recycled Crafts

Get involved with this recycled craft session for children.

Sat 13 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry

Lego Club

Enjoy fun weekly Lego activities themed around the Summer Reading Challenge.

Sun 14 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 ( Every Sunday) Beccles Library Free entry

Table Tennis

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

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

Scrabble Club

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

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

Tea and Chat

Enjoy a friendly get-together over a cuppa at this welcoming event for all.

Tue 16 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 ( First Tuesday of the month, Third Tuesday of the month) 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 17 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:00 ( Every Wednesday) Beccles Library Free entry

Paper Marbling Art

Learn how to make your own paper marble designs at this fun craft session for children.

Wed 17 Aug 2022 , 10:00 – 11:30 Beccles Library Free entry