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Southwold Library

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27 January, we have a display at the library throughout January.

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

North Green, Southwold
IP18 6AT

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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

English National Opera: Benjamin Britten’s 'Peter Grimes' at Southwold Arts Centre (2PM showing)

Fri 21 Jan 2022 , 14:00 Southwold Library £10 for adults, £8 for under 12s

Join us at Southwold Arts Centre for a special showing of Benjamin Britten's outstanding opera performance, 'Peter Grimes'.

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English National Opera: Benjamin Britten’s 'Peter Grimes' at Southwold Arts Centre (7PM showing)

Fri 21 Jan 2022 , 19:00 Southwold Library £10 for adults, £8 for under 12s

Join us at Southwold Arts Centre for a special showing of Benjamin Britten's outstanding opera performance, 'Peter Grimes'.

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Friends of Southwold Library Quiz Night

Sat 29 Jan 2022 , 19:00 Southwold Library £3 per person

Get together in teams of 4 and join us for our fun quiz night.

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Legal Matters Advice & Information: Trusts made simple

Tue 1 Feb 2022 , 20:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Learn about trusts and how to create one at this online legal advice session.

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Harry Potter Book Night at Southwold Library

Thu 3 Feb 2022 , 18:00 – 19:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Enjoy a magical night of wizarding wonders for Harry Potter Book Night.

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Afternoon Tea with crime author Elly Griffiths

Fri 4 Feb 2022 , 15:00 Southwold Library £6 per person

Join best-selling crime author Elly Griffiths for a talk, afternoon tea, and book signing at Reydon Village Hall.

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Talk on positive ageing with Christine Webber

Mon 14 Feb 2022 , 11:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Join writer and broadcaster Christine Webber for a special talk on positive ageing.

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Insect hotel crafts: make a home for bugs (morning session)

Thu 24 Feb 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library £1 per child

Make your very own insect hotel using recycled and natural materials.

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Insect hotel crafts: make a home for bugs (afternoon session)

Thu 24 Feb 2022 , 14:00 – 15:00 Southwold Library £1 per child

Make your very own insect hotel using recycled and natural materials.

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Southwold Library Reading Group

Thu 24 Feb 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Join our in-person book group, open to all.

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Big Hoot Quiz Night!

Sat 26 Feb 2022 , 19:00 Southwold Library £3 per person

Test your general knowledge at this fun quiz night, raising funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.

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Southwold Library Online Reading Group

Mon 28 Feb 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Online event Free entry

Join our online book group, open to all.

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Regular events and activities

All events

English National Opera: Benjamin Britten’s 'Peter Grimes' at Southwold Arts Centre (2PM showing)

Join us at Southwold Arts Centre for a special showing of Benjamin Britten's outstanding opera performance, 'Peter Grimes'.

Fri 21 Jan 2022 , 14:00 Southwold Library £10 for adults, £8 for under 12s

English National Opera: Benjamin Britten’s 'Peter Grimes' at Southwold Arts Centre (7PM showing)

Join us at Southwold Arts Centre for a special showing of Benjamin Britten's outstanding opera performance, 'Peter Grimes'.

Fri 21 Jan 2022 , 19:00 Southwold Library £10 for adults, £8 for under 12s

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 23 Jan 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 (Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

BookTrust Storytime: Be a Story Explorer

Join us for a fun picture book and story activity for young children.

Sun 23 Jan 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 (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 25 Jan 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 (Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Friends of Southwold Library Quiz Night

Get together in teams of 4 and join us for our fun quiz night.

Sat 29 Jan 2022 , 19:00 Southwold Library £3 per person

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

BookTrust Storytime: Be a Story Explorer

Join us for a fun picture book and story activity for young children.

Sun 30 Jan 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 (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 1 Feb 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 (Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Legal Matters Advice & Information: Trusts made simple

Learn about trusts and how to create one at this online legal advice session.

Tue 1 Feb 2022 , 20:00 Southwold Library Free entry