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Leiston Library

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 0930 - 1930
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 0930 - 1730
Friday 0930 - 1300, 1400 - 1700
Saturday 0930 - 1300, 1400 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1500

Out-of-hours book return available


Manager: Gayla Rowling

Old Post Office Square, Main Street, Leiston
IP16 4ER

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01728 831252

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Branch facilities

  • Refreshments: coffee, tea and hot chocolate for sale
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on
  • Parking: available for one hour in front of the library, free parking available within walking distance
  • Which? Available online and in print

Room and venue hire

Space within library

Max 20 people
  • Capacity: There are 8 chairs available, but it would be possible to accommodate 20 people seated in rows if additional chairs can be sourced.
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Parking: 4 free spaces outside library after 6PM. Nearby public carpark.
  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings.

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 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 Leiston Library

Upcoming special events

Wildflowers on Your Doorstep - wildlife walk with Steve Massey

Mon 5 Sep 2022 , 09:30 – 11:00 Leiston Library £4.50 per walk

Join local naturalist Steve Massey for a wildflower walk.

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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.

Thu 28 Jul 2022 , 09:40 – 10:20 ( Every Thursday) Leiston Library Free entry

Wordplay - songs and rhymes for preschool children

Bring your little ones to the library for a fun morning of songs and rhymes for under 5s.

Thu 28 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Thursday) Leiston Library Free entry

Art for Fun

Join our art group for adults designed for enjoyment and wellbeing - no skills required!

Fri 29 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 12:00 ( Last Friday of the month) Leiston Library Free entry

Family history research drop-in session

Get help researching your family history with Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group.

Tue 2 Aug 2022 , 14:00 – 16:00 ( First Tuesday of the month) Leiston Library Free entry