Ipswich County Library

Information

Ipswich County Library

The main entrance to Ipswich County Library

Northgate Street
Ipswich
IP1 3DE

Marion Harvey, manager

Accessibility information

Contacts

Special collections

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0900 – 1800
Tuesday 0900 – 1900
Wednesday 0900 – 1800
Thursday 0900 – 1800
Friday 0900 – 1900
Saturday 0830 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Rooms for hire

Room hire

Lecture Hall

  • Capacity: 75 people seated in rows
  • Cost: £92.40 per session for profit making organisations, £46.20 per session for non-profit making organisations, subject to a minimum booking time of 2 hours. Note that a 50% additional charge will applied for any booking period that is outside normal library opening hours
  • Availability: Available all day, every day subject to other bookings

Space in library

  • Capacity: Various depending on part of library used
  • Cost: Negotiable with library manager depending on space required and purpose of use
  • Availability: During library opening hours

Other information

  • Refreshment making facilities available by prior arrangement for an additional charge
  • No parking available but plenty of public car parking available nearby
  • Flip chart, projector and whiteboard available by prior arrangement for an additional charge

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Regular events & activities

Event Dates Times
Chat and Chill: Group for women who speak English as an additional language Tuesday every week No sessions in August 0930-1130
Inside the lines: adult colouring group – held in the Lab Tuesday every week beginning Sept 1 1030-1130
Tot Rock: songs and action rhymes for toddlers (term time only) – drop-in Wednesday every week 0945-1015, 1100-1130
Special guests and craft sessions: for children aged 4 years and up Wednesday every week 1000-1130
Coffee morning: 50p for biscuits and refreshments Wednesday every week 1030-1200
Open space: drop in for health info and chats Wednesday every week 1300-1500
BooksFizz Reading Group: 50p for hot drinks and biscuits last Wednesday of the month 1400-1500
Baby bounce: soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies (term time only) Wednesday every week 1415-1445
Chat and Chill: Group for women who speak English as an additional language Thursday every week 1000-1200
Deaf job club: held on the first floor fourth Thursday of the month 1000-1400
Play, rhyme and storytime: Activities for young children (term time only) Thursday every week 1030-1115
Top Time: events and activities for older people Thursday every week 1430-1600
Random Readers: Children’s book group second Thursday of the month 1545-1645
New Age Kurling Friday every week 1000-1300
Internet training sessions for beginners: book in advance Friday every week 1500-1530, 1530-1600
Craft fair: book a stall in advance Saturday every 2 weeks All day
Craft activities: for all ages Sunday every week 1030-1130
Storytime: stories for children Sunday every week 1130-1200
Internet training sessions for beginners: book in advance Sunday every week 1400-1430, 1430-1500

Special events

Date/Time Event
Tue 04/08/2015 - Tue 01/09/2015
All Day
Summer Book Sale
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Fri 04/09/2015
17:00
Art exhibition: Mary Crehan
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Sat 05/09/2015
All Day
Certificate Ceremony for Summer Reading Challenge
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Wed 09/09/2015
09:00 - 11:00
HR and Training advice: free drop-in session with Michael Coe from Dimension Eighty Eight
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Sat 07/11/2015
19:30 - 23:00
Gig in the library: Police Dog Hogan with support from Honey and the Bear
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich