Beccles Library

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Beccles Library

Beccles Library

Free wifi available. Scanning, printing and photocopying facilities.

Blyburgate
Beccles
NR34 9TB

Ellen McAteer, manager

Accessibility information

Contacts

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0930 – 1700
Tuesday 0930 – 1700
Wednesday 0930 – 1700
Thursday 0930 – 1700
Friday 0930 – 1930
Saturday 0930 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Beccles Library is a Trusted Advisor organisation offering:

  • Support accessing information for your health and social needs
  • Help to navigate Suffolk Infolink and other online information resources
  • Information about other organisations in the area and help to contact them

Room hire

Meeting room

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 40 people in rows
  • Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Small meeting room

  • Capacity: 5 people for meetings
  • Cost: £5 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £7.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Other information

Parking: Located beside a large pay and display carpark.

Display space

Double sided notice board

Displays posters for local non-commercial events, such as church fetes.

Regular events & activities

Event Dates Times
Reading Group: for more information contact Ruth Sainsbury at ruthsainsbury@yahoo.co.uk first Monday of the month 1900-2030
Tablet and eReader training sessions for beginners: book in advance Alternate Tuesdays 0900-1000
TinyTalk baby signing and toddler classes: to book your place contact Charlotte Ling 07419 322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk Tuesday every week Toddlers: 1015-1115
Babies: 1130-1230
Absolute Beginners in computers: book in advance (4 week course) Wednesday every week 0900-1030
Grandparents and Grandchildren Sessions: free play and talk for grandparents and 0-5 years old grandchildren Wednesday every week 0945-1115
Job club: help with CVs and job searches Wednesday every week 1230-1500
Internet and Email sessions for beginners: book in advance (4 week course) Thursday every week 0900-1030
Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds Thursday every week 0945-1115
Family history sessions: book in advance Thursday every week 1500-1600
Top Time: events and activities for older people Thursday every week 1400-1500
Top Time Reading Group first Thursday of the month 1400-1500
Top Time family history session fourth Thursday of the month 1400-1500
Baby Bounce and Tot Rock: songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers Friday every week 1100-1200
Creative Writing Group: for more information contact Helen on 01502 714161 / htpoet5@gmail.com or Lorraine on 01502 470853 / bennettlorraine1@gmail.com second Friday of the month 1400
Poetry Group last Friday of the month 1400-1500
Friday Night Magic: Free entry on a drop-in basis to play magic Friday every week 1730-2100
French open chat drop-in sessions: all welcome and no booking required every second Saturday 1000-1100

Special events

Date/Time Event
Sat 30/04/2016
11:00 - 12:00
St Mary's Handbell Ringers workshop
Beccles Library, Beccles
Thu 05/05/2016
10:00 - 12:00
Consumer advice, healthwatch and fire safety drop-in
Beccles Library, Beccles
Sat 07/05/2016
10:00 - 11:00
French open chat sessions
Beccles Library, Beccles
Tue 10/05/2016
14:00 - 16:00
German conversation group
Beccles Library, Beccles
Thu 12/05/2016
14:00 - 15:00
Top time: Wirework jewellery
Beccles Library, Beccles
Thu 19/05/2016
14:00 - 15:00
Top time talk: Movement, Balance and Learning at All Stages of Life
Beccles Library, Beccles
Fri 20/05/2016
10:00 - 12:30
Dementia Awareness Week drop-in
Beccles Library, Beccles
Sat 21/05/2016
10:00 - 11:00
French open chat sessions
Beccles Library, Beccles
Tue 24/05/2016
14:00 - 16:00
German conversation group
Beccles Library, Beccles
Thu 26/05/2016
14:00 - 15:00
Family history taster session
Beccles Library, Beccles