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Chantry Library

The library is open for Select & Collect, reservations and returns, computer use and browsing.

We're launching a new Combat2Coffee cafe! Find out more →

We are also looking for Home Library Service volunteers.

Opening times

Monday 1400 - 1700
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 - 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 - 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 - 1700
Saturday 0930 – 1300, 1400 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Vicki Mann

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich
IP2 0QY

Find us on Google Maps

01473 927275

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

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Friends of Chantry Library

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

Branch facilities

  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: a new Combat2Coffee coffee shop will be open from 17 May during regular opening hours
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Parking: available
  • Display space: Glass display cabinet available for hire in whole or part
  • Which? Available online and in print
  • Free sanitary products available

Foodbank collection point throughout the year

Events and activities at Chantry Library

Upcoming special events

Armed Forces Day Live Music Session

Sat 26 Jun 2021 , 11:00 – 12:00

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with a live music session from musical act Sing as we go.

Find out more

Regular events and activities

All events

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly stay and play.

Fri 25 Jun 2021 , 10:30 – 12:30 (Every Friday) Chantry Library Free entry

Xtratime Minis (10.30am session)

Let your little ones enjoy this weekly casual kick-around and get their footie boots on.

Fri 25 Jun 2021 , 10:30 – 11:00 (Every Friday) Chantry Library Free entry

Xtratime Minis (11am session)

Let your little ones enjoy this weekly casual kick-around and get their footie boots on.

Fri 25 Jun 2021 , 11:05 – 11:35 (Every Friday) Chantry Library Free entry

Funky Junk Crafts

What can your little one make out of a cardboard box? Let their imagination run wild with some free-for-all craft time for children.

Sun 27 Jun 2021 , 10:00 – 14:00 Chantry Library Free entry

Cancer Support Group

If you or someone you know is suffering from cancer, find a welcoming and supportive environment in our weekly cancer support group.

Mon 28 Jun 2021 , 14:30 – 16:00 (Every Monday) Chantry Library Free entry

Bingo games

Join us for some bingo fun at Chantry Library

Mon 28 Jun 2021 , 15:00 (Every Monday) Chantry Library Free entry

Social Prescribers - wellbeing help and social support

Come along for support with finances, mental health and well-being and to socialise with others in your local community.

Tue 29 Jun 2021 , 09:30 – 13:00 (Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry

Little Explorers - stories and craft session

Join Wendy for stories and crafts in the beautiful nature setting of Stonelodge Park.

Tue 29 Jun 2021 , 10:30 – 12:00 (Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry

WordPlay: Singing, bouncing and rock n roll for babies

Enjoy a session of singing and bouncing to children's rhymes and songs with Joy.

Thu 1 Jul 2021 , 10:00 – 10:45 (Every Thursday) Chantry Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly stay and play.

Fri 2 Jul 2021 , 10:30 – 12:30 (Every Friday) Chantry Library Free entry