Ipswich County Library

Come and visit Ipswich County Library in Northgate Street.

We're now fully open again for events, social groups and meet-ups. A list of current activities can be found here.

Face masks and distancing

As ever, we place customer and staff safety at the forefront of what we do. We therefore ask visitors to:

  • Wear a face mask when you enter a library or a mobile library
  • Maintain a safe distance from other customers and staff

This is in line with government guidance, and will help reduce the spread of infection.

Some customers may feel nervous at the prospect of social spaces opening up. We ask all customers to bear this in mind.


Collections

As well as borrowing fiction and non-fiction books you can borrow DVDs, CDs, and board games. Explore the collection on our online catalogue

You can borrow copies of plays and music vocal scores. Larger groups, orchestras, bands, repertory companies, dramatic societies, play reading circles or individuals may wish to subscribe to the Music and Drama Library.

Your library card also gives you access to thousands of the latest eBooks, magazines, newspapers, eAudio and music.

   

Wedding Ceremonies

The Northgate Room is the library's most attractive and striking room. Normally used as the library's study and reference area, the room is now available to hire for weddings and other ceremonies.


Room Rentals

Ipswich County Library’s hub offers local businesses and groups a range of modern bookable rooms with presentation facilities. All rooms configurable to your needs. Fine out more here.


Sign up for your library card here and start exploring what Ipswich County Library has to offer!

WHERE

Northgate Street, , Ipswich , IP1 3DE

TELEPHONE

01473 927260

OPENING HOURS

Monday 09.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
Thursday 09.00 - 18.00
Friday 09.00 - 19.00
Saturday 8.30 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Bank Holidays CLOSED

SOCIAL LINKS

NEARBY PLACES

Pykenham Gatehouse

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Ipswich and Suffolk Club

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Jacob Bailey

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