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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

Find us on Google Maps

01502 722519

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Branch facilities

  • Refreshments: Available from The Canteen (10% discount for Suffolk Library card holders)
  • 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

Legal Matters Advice & Information: Your Will

Mon 18 Mar 2024 , 10:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Join us for an informative talk and advice session with local solicitor Stuart Johnson on your will and how to leave gifts for loved ones.

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Fundraising Cake Stall

Sat 23 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 17:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Pick up a delicious homemade treat at our fundraising cake sale for Suffolk Libraries Day.

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Fundraising Treasure Hunt

Sat 23 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 17:00 Southwold Library £3.00

Take part in our fun treasure hunt for all ages and uncover the clues hidden around Southwold for the chance to win a prize.

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Fundraising Quiz Night

Sat 23 Mar 2024 , 19:00 Southwold Library £3.00

Get together in teams of up to four people and test your general knowledge at this fundraising quiz night for Suffolk Libraries Day.

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Southwold Community Cinema Presents: Napoleon (2023)

Wed 27 Mar 2024 , 15:00 Southwold Library £5.00

Join us for another Southwold Community Cinema and watch 'Napoleon' starring Joaquin Phoenix on the big screen.

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Friends of Southwold Library Book Stall

Sat 30 Mar 2024 , 09:00 – 13:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Come down to our book stall outside Lloyds Bank and browse our wide selection of good quality pre-loved books.

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Terrific Train Fun

Thu 4 Apr 2024 , 12:30 – 14:45 Southwold Library £4.00

Join Trainmaster Suffolk for a fun afternoon of trains at Reydon Village Hall suitable for children of all ages.

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Erica James

Afternoon Tea with Erica James

Sat 4 May 2024 , 15:00 Southwold Library £6.00

Join internationally bestselling romance author Erica James for an afternoon tea and book signing event at Reydon Village Hall where she'll be talking about her latest novel, 'A Secret Garden Affair'.

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Regular events and activities

All events

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 27 Feb 2024 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Bedtime Stories

Enjoy free cosy bedtime story sessions every Tuesday throughout February and March.

Tue 27 Feb 2024 , 17:30 ( Every Tuesday) Southwold Library Free entry

Crochet Club

Join us for our friendly Crochet Club, open to people of all abilities.

Wed 28 Feb 2024 , 14:15 – 16:00 ( Every Wednesday) Southwold Library £2 per person

Reading activity with Ash the therapy dog

Read to Ash the therapy dog and help build confidence and boost reading skills in a relaxed environment.

Wed 28 Feb 2024 , 16:00 ( Every Wednesday) Southwold Library Free entry

Southwold Library Reading Group

Join our friendly and informal reading group and discuss new titles from a variety of genres in the welcoming space of the library.

Thu 29 Feb 2024 , 18:30 ( Last Thursday of the month) Southwold Library Free entry

Blyth Poets Group Meeting

Join the Blyth Poets group and read, listen or discuss poetry at this welcoming group of like-minded people.

Fri 1 Mar 2024 , 14:15 – 15:30 ( First Friday of the month) Southwold Library Free entry

Chess Club

Join us for our weekly chess club for ages 7+

Fri 1 Mar 2024 , 16:30 ( Every Friday) 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 3 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Lego Club

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club for all ages.

Sun 3 Mar 2024 , 12:15 – 13:00 ( Every Sunday) 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.

Tue 5 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry