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Ipswich County Library

All library buildings are now closed until further notice. Read the details.


Manager: Charmain Osborne

Northgate Street, Ipswich

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01473 927260

Branch facilities

  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: Coffeelink café serving hot and cold drinks and snacks. Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on
  • Display space: Double sided display case available for hire - please book 2 weeks in advance
  • Which? Available online and in print
  • Free sanitary products available

Information for UKVCAS (Visa) Appointments

  • Please note the service is currently suspended
  • Arrive at the time of your appointment.
  • A minimum number of people should attend the appointment, preferably just the applicant.
  • If possible, please scan and upload your documents before your appointment.
  • Enter through the Old Foundry Road library entrance
  • Wash your hands on arrival.

Room and venue hire

The Hub

Modern, spacious meeting and presentation spaces in the heart of Ipswich. Find out about The Hub.

Wolsey room in The Hub
Break out area
Chaucer room in The Hub

Ceremonies in the Northgate Room

Hire the beautiful Northgate Room on the first floor of Ipswich County Library for weddings, naming ceremonies, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies or civil partnerships.

Find out about hiring the Northgate Room.

The Northgate Room
Wedding ceremony area
A wedding in the Northgate Room

Lecture Hall

Max 75 people
  • Capacity: 40 people for meetings, 75 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: £15 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £22.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Space within library

Max 150 people
  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 150 people in rows
  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Cost: Negotiable with library manager depending on space required and purpose of use

Other information

  • Refreshment making facilities available by prior arrangement for an additional charge
  • No parking available but plenty of public car parking available nearby
  • Flip chart, projector and whiteboard available by prior arrangement for an additional charge

Events and activities at Ipswich County Library

Upcoming special events

We can’t find any upcoming special events at Ipswich County Library.

Regular events and activities

All events

Lego challenge

Take on our regular Lego challenge, share your pictures on our Facebook page and tell us a story about what you've made

Sun 7 Feb 2021 , 10:30 (Every Sunday) Ipswich County Library Online event Free entry