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Stowmarket Library

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 0830 - 1845
Wednesday 0830 - 1745
Thursday 0830 - 1745
Friday 0830 - 1830
Saturday 0830 - 1600
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Ursula Scott

Milton Road, Stowmarket
IP14 1EX

Find us on Google Maps

01449 700549

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Branch facilities

Room and venue hire

Meeting room

Max 20 people
  • Capacity: 12 people for meetings, 20 people in rows
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Projector and flipchart available on request
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Space within library

Max 50 people
  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 50 people in rows
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Flipchart available on request
  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Cost: To be negotiated with library manager

Please use our booking form (.docx) and refer to our terms and conditions (.pdf).

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 Stowmarket Library

Upcoming special events

All special events

Blues at the Library: Live music featuring A No Good Woman & The Kingsnakes

Fri 15 Mar 2024 , 19:30 Stowmarket Library From £12.00

Join us at Stowmarket Library for a fantastic evening of live music and enjoy soulful blues with a healthy dose of rockabilly-fuelled Americana to help raise funds for Suffolk Libraries.

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Susi Holliday

Author event with Susi (SJI) Holliday

Sat 27 Apr 2024 , 09:30 Stowmarket Library £5.00

Join us for an author event with thriller novelist Susi Holliday, who will be talking to us about her latest book 'The Party Season' as part of Skulduggery in Stowmarket.

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LC North (credit Ross Dean)

Author event with Lauren North

Sat 27 Apr 2024 , 10:45 Stowmarket Library £5.00

Join us for an author event with thriller novelist L.C. North, who will be talking to us about her latest book 'Clickbait' as part of Skulduggery in Stowmarket.

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Tim Sullivan (c) Ivan Weiss

Author event with Tim Sullivan

Sat 27 Apr 2024 , 12:00 Stowmarket Library £5.00

Join us for an author event with crime novelist Tim Sullivan, who will be talking to us about his latest book 'The Teacher' as part of Skulduggery in Stowmarket.

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Vaseem Khan

Author event with Vaseem Khan

Sat 27 Apr 2024 , 14:15 Stowmarket Library £5.00

Join us for an author event with crime novelist Vaseem Khan, who will be talking to us about his latest book 'Death of a Lesser God' as part of Skulduggery in Stowmarket.

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Olivia Kiernan

Author event with Olivia Kiernan

Sat 27 Apr 2024 , 15:30 Stowmarket Library £5.00

Join us for an author event with thriller novelist Olivia Kiernan, who will be talking to us about her latest book 'The End of Us' as part of Skulduggery in Stowmarket.

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James Henry (c) Ant Jones

Author event with James Henry

Sat 27 Apr 2024 , 16:45 Stowmarket Library £5.00

Join us for an author event with thriller novelist James Henry, who will be talking to us about his latest book 'The Winter Visitor' as part of Skulduggery in Stowmarket.

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Wellbeing Suffolk

Wellbeing Friends with Wellbeing Suffolk

Tue 14 May 2024 , 13:00 – 14:00 Stowmarket Library Free entry Booking required

Join us at Stowmarket Library for our Wellbeing Friends session and learn about available health and wellbeing support and how to support others, in collaboration with Wellbeing Suffolk.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Adult Colouring Group

Come along and do some colouring, relax and meet other people.

Wed 28 Feb 2024 , 10:00 – 12:00 ( Every Wednesday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Tot Rock - active songs and rhymes for preschool children

Join us for a fun session of active songs and rhymes for under 5s.

Wed 28 Feb 2024 , 14:15 – 14:35 ( Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and under 5s

Enjoy some playtime with your baby or toddler whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Wed 28 Feb 2024 , 14:30 – 15:30 ( Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Barclays drop-in advice session

Barclays Bank will be offering a weekly advice session.

Thu 29 Feb 2024 , 10:00 – 16:00 ( Every Thursday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Tot Rock - active songs and rhymes for preschool children

Join us for a fun session of active songs and rhymes for under 5s.

Thu 29 Feb 2024 , 14:15 – 14:35 ( Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and under 5s

Enjoy some playtime with your baby or toddler whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Thu 29 Feb 2024 , 14:30 – 15:30 ( Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Free SIMs from the National Databank

Make an appointment to receive a free SIM card preloaded with data to help you stay connected and get online.

Fri 1 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 11:00 ( Every Friday) Stowmarket Library Free entry Booking required

Lego Club (Saturday session)

Join us for our weekly Lego Club.

Sat 2 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 12:00 ( Every Saturday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Lego Club (Sunday session)

Join us for our weekly Lego Club.

Sun 3 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 12:00 ( Every Sunday) Stowmarket Library Free entry

Children's Board Games

Come along to our weekly board games session and enjoy a variety of games and puzzles for children and families.

Sun 3 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 12:30 ( Every Sunday) Stowmarket Library Free entry