Ipswich County Library

Information

Ipswich County Library

The main entrance to Ipswich County Library

All libraries will be closed on May Bank Holidays: May 4 and May 25

Northgate Street
Ipswich
IP1 3DE

Marion Harvey, manager

Accessibility information

Contacts

Special collections

  • Music and drama library
  • African Caribbean resources
  • Indic language resources

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 0930-1130
Coffee morning: 50p for biscuits and refreshments Wednesday every week 1030-1200
Tot Rock: songs and action rhymes for toddlers (term time only) Wednesday every week 0945-1015, 1100-1130
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
Knitting Group Thursday every 2 weeks 0930-1130
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 – begins 25 June 1000-1400
Play Rhyme and Storytime: Activities for young children 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
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 and rhymes for pre-school children Sunday every week 1130-1200

Special events

Date/Time Event
Wed 27/05/2015
13:00
Magic workshops with Mr Bean Entertainments
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Wed 27/05/2015
15:00
Magic workshops with Mr Bean Entertainments
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Tue 09/06/2015
17:00 - 19:00
Action for Happiness workshop
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Sat 13/06/2015
11:00 - 13:00
The Big Wild Rumpus
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Sat 27/06/2015
10:30 - 15:30
Multicultural Day
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Tue 07/07/2015
17:00 - 19:00
Action for Happiness workshop
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich