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Bury St Edmunds Library

Opening times

Monday 0830 - 1730
Tuesday 0830 - 1930
Wednesday 0830 - 1730
Thursday 0830 - 1730
Friday 0830 - 1930
Saturday 0830 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Tracey Paris

Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1TZ

Find us on Google Maps

01284 338830

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Branch facilities

  • Customer toilet
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Display space: Space available for table top or banner displays in internal and external foyer. Public notice board also available.
  • Which? Available online and in print
  • Free menstrual products available

Room and venue hire

Conference room

Max 50 people
  • Capacity: 25 people for meetings, 50 people in rows
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Nearby public car park - pay and display
  • Portable projector available on request
  • Flipchart available on request
  • Kitchenette included within conference room space with kettle, sink etc
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

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Cost: £13 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £19.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Meeting room

Max 15 people
  • Capacity: 15 people for meetings
  • Nearby public car park - pay and display
  • Portable projector available on request
  • Flipchart available on request
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

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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

For information and bookings please email bury.roomhire@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Events and activities at Bury St Edmunds Library

Upcoming special events

All special events

Wednesday Talks: 'Tales From the River' by Imogen Radford

Wed 28 Feb 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry Booking required

Join local swimmer and river enthusiast Imogen Radford for a Wednesday Talk about the Tales From the River project.

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Wednesday Talks: 'Mind and Body Healing with Reiki' by Julia Reeves

Wed 6 Mar 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry Booking required

Join Julia Reeves, local Reiki practitioner, for a Wednesday Talk about how it can help relax and heal your emotions.

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Author event with Nicci French

Wed 6 Mar 2024 , 18:30 Bury St Edmunds Library £5.00

Join bestselling psychological thriller novelist duo Nicci French for this author event at Bury St Edmunds Library where they'll be talking about their latest book, 'Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?'.

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Wednesday Talks: Yoga Breathing Techniques with Robin Taylor

Wed 13 Mar 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry Booking required

Join local yoga instructor Robin Taylor for a Wednesday Talk about different yoga breathing techniques and how they can help our wellbeing.

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Wednesday Talks: Memories of Roughham Airfield with the 94th Bombardment Group

Wed 20 Mar 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry Booking required

Join Cliff Hall for a Wednesday Talk who will be sharing his personal memories of living next to Roughham Airfield during World War II.

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Wednesday Talks: 'An Auctioneer's Lot' with Ed Crichton

Wed 27 Mar 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry Booking required

Join Ed Crichton for a Wednesday Talk about the recent history of the Auction Centre and sharing the behind-the-scenes of auctions.

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Author event with Jane Casey & Erin Kelly

Wed 24 Apr 2024 , 18:30 Bury St Edmunds Library £5.00

Join us for an author interview with crime writer Jane Casey and psychological thriller novelist Erin Kelly at Bury St Edmunds Library.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Duplo Club

Come along to our Duplo club for a fun building and play session for pre-school children.

Thu 7 Mar 2024 , 11:00 – 11:45 ( Every Thursday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Knit & Natter

Craft with others at this social group for all crafting abilities.

Thu 7 Mar 2024 , 14:00 – 16:00 ( Every other Thursday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Top Time - social group for older people

Join our social group for older people every Friday.

Fri 8 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 12:00 ( Every Friday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Lego Club

Join us for our weekly Lego Club for children of all ages.

Sat 9 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 11:45 ( Every Saturday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Sunday Board Games

Enjoy a variety of board games for all ages at this fun weekly session for all.

Sun 10 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 15:00 ( Every Sunday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Coffee Morning

Join us for a cuppa and chat with others at this friendly weekly get-together.

Mon 11 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 12:00 ( Every Monday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and under 5s

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

Mon 11 Mar 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 ( Every Monday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Open Space - wellbeing drop-in (Bury St Edmunds)

Open Space drop-ins are informal meet-ups for anybody interested in their mental health and wellbeing, as well as their families and carers.

Mon 11 Mar 2024 , 14:00 – 16:00 ( Every Monday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Baby Bounce - gentle songs and nursery rhymes

Enjoy soft and gentle songs and rhymes with your baby.

Tue 12 Mar 2024 , 09:30 – 10:00 ( Every Tuesday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry

Tot Rock - active songs and rhymes for preschool children

Join us for a fun session of active songs and rhymes for under 5s.

Tue 12 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday) Bury St Edmunds Library Free entry