Ipswich County Library

Information

Ipswich County Library will be closed 24, 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Ipswich County Library

Ipswich County Library is set to relocate the Music and Drama library

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

Christmas opening hour changes

  • Wednesday 31st December – closes at 1700 instead of 1800
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
Craft fair: book a stall in advance Saturday every 2 weeks All day
Chat and Chill: Group for women who speak English as an additional language Tuesday every week 0930-1130
Tot Rock: songs and action rhymes for toddlers (term time only) Wednesday every week 0945-1015
Age UK: providing free help advice and information on dementia second Thursday of the month 1000-1200
Craft activities: for primary school age children Sunday every week 1030-1130
Coffee morning: 50p for biscuits and refreshments Wednesday every week 1030-1200
Storytime: stories and rhymes for pre-school children Sunday every week 1130-1200
Internet taster sessions for beginners: book in advance Sunday every week 1400-1500
Baby bounce: soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies (term time only) Wednesday every week 1415-1445
Top Time: events and activities for older people Thursday every week 1430-1600
Internet taster sessions for beginners: book in advance Friday every week 1500-1600
Ips Knits 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
BooksFizz Reading Group: 50p for hot drinks and biscuits last Wednesday of the month 1400-1500

Special events

Date/Time Event
Sat 07/03/2015
19:30
An Evening with Simon Scarrow
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Sat 14/03/2015
10:30 - 11:30
Children's <cite>Sawbones</cite> workshop with Catherine Johnson
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich
Sat 14/03/2015
14:00 - 16:00
Scriptwriting workshop with Catherine Johnson
Ipswich County Library, Ipswich