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Southwold Library

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Saturday 0930 - 1300, 1400 - 1700
Sunday 1100 – 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Charlotte Clark

Old Hospital Hub, Field Stile Road
IP18 6LD

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01502 722519

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

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Branch facilities

  • Refreshments: hot drinks for sale
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Parking: on-street parking only
  • Which? Available online and in print

laminating (up to A4), foodbank collection point all year round.

Events and activities at Southwold Library

Upcoming special events

All special events

Wellbeing drop-in with the Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney Team

Thu 26 May 2022 , 10:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Join the Wellbeing Community Team for free advice, guidance, referral help and more.

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Southwold Library Reading Group

Thu 26 May 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Join our friendly and informal in-person book group.

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Fete & Plant Sale

Sat 28 May 2022 , 10:00 – 16:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Grab yourself a bargain at our fete and plant sale or get involved with our tombola and games for all.

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Southwold Library Online Reading Group

Mon 30 May 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Online event Free entry

Join our friendly and informal online book group.

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Meet children's author and illustrator Marjoke Henrichs

Wed 1 Jun 2022 , 11:00 Southwold Library £1 per child

Meet children's author and illustrator Marjoke Henrichs and get involved with some fun rabbit-themed craft activities.

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Platinum Jubilee craft session

Sun 5 Jun 2022 , 11:30 – 16:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Make your own royal crown and other regalia at this fun jubilee craft session for children.

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Jubilee Grand Opening of the Old Hospital Hub

Sun 5 Jun 2022 , 12:00 – 15:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Old Hospital Hub and enjoy some Jubilee festivities for all the family.

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Legal Matters Advice & Information: Powers of Attorney

Tue 14 Jun 2022 , 20:00 Southwold Library Online event Free entry

Learn about what Power of Attorney is and why you might need one at this free online advice and information session.

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Murder in the Lemon Grove: a Murder-Mystery Dinner

Fri 17 Jun 2022 , 19:00 Southwold Library £12 per person

Enjoy a murder-mystery dinner and test your abilities as a sleuth as part of our Slaughter in Southwold crimewriting festival.

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Author interview with Fiona Cummins

Sat 18 Jun 2022 , 10:00 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join thriller author Fiona Cummins at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with James Henry

Sat 18 Jun 2022 , 11:30 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join detective novelist James Henry at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with Cara Hunter

Sat 18 Jun 2022 , 14:00 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join crime writer Cara Hunter at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with Lesley Thomson

Sat 18 Jun 2022 , 15:30 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join crime writer Lesley Thomson at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with Lin Le Versha

Sun 19 Jun 2022 , 10:00 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join murder-mystery writer Lin Le Versha at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with William Shaw

Sun 19 Jun 2022 , 11:30 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join crime writer William Shaw at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with Rory Clements

Sun 19 Jun 2022 , 14:00 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join bestselling spy thriller and historical mystery writer Rory Clements at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Author interview with Louise Candlish

Sun 19 Jun 2022 , 15:30 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join internationally bestselling thriller novelist Louise Candlish at Southwold Arts Centre for a special author talk.

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Southwold Library Online Reading Group

Mon 27 Jun 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Online event Free entry

Join our friendly and informal online book group.

Find out more

Southwold Library Reading Group

Thu 30 Jun 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Join our friendly and informal in-person reading group.

Find out more

Regular events and activities

All events

Wellbeing drop-in with the Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney Team

Join the Wellbeing Community Team for free advice, guidance, referral help and more.

Thu 26 May 2022 , 10:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Southwold Library Reading Group

Join our friendly and informal in-person book group.

Thu 26 May 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Fete & Plant Sale

Grab yourself a bargain at our fete and plant sale or get involved with our tombola and games for all.

Sat 28 May 2022 , 10:00 – 16:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Sun 29 May 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Southwold Library Online Reading Group

Join our friendly and informal online book group.

Mon 30 May 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Online event Free entry

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Tue 31 May 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Meet children's author and illustrator Marjoke Henrichs

Meet children's author and illustrator Marjoke Henrichs and get involved with some fun rabbit-themed craft activities.

Wed 1 Jun 2022 , 11:00 Southwold Library £1 per child

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Sun 5 Jun 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Platinum Jubilee craft session

Make your own royal crown and other regalia at this fun jubilee craft session for children.

Sun 5 Jun 2022 , 11:30 – 16:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Jubilee Grand Opening of the Old Hospital Hub

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Old Hospital Hub and enjoy some Jubilee festivities for all the family.

Sun 5 Jun 2022 , 12:00 – 15:00 Southwold Library Free entry