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Organisations offering activities and support. For local information go to Coronavirus information.

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Home Library Service

Coronavirus Support

All library buildings temporarily closed. Mobile and home library services suspended.

Download and stream free eBooks, eAudio, magazines, newspapers, films, documentaries and music. Free with a library card number, which you can get online:

Online events & activities Check out your library’s social media page for details of live, online events, such as baby bounce and tot rock. We’ll be updating this website with a list of events soon. Find your library’s social media accounts on library pages.

Ask a Librarian! The new online ‘Ask a Librarian’ service brings together a small team of Suffolk Libraries’ trained and professional librarians who can answer questions from Suffolk residents. Anyone is welcome to email and the team will get back to you with an answer

Let’s get cultural and creative online Online arts and cultural activities provided and curated by Suffolk’s cultural organisations. Includes a wide choice of links to local and national activities to enjoy including dance exercises from Dance East, Time Out’s virtual gallery tours, free National Theatre pieces and Red Rose Chain’s short films about real life Suffolk experiences.

General Details

Our Suffolk Home Library Service (HLS) takes books and story CDs to over 1200 older and disabled people in their own homes, including some who live in sheltered accommodation and residential nursing homes.

Local volunteers work with the support of library staff.

Who to contact

Diane Moore
Volunteer engagement manager
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Ipswich County Library
Northgate Street

Additional contact

Additional Website

Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Adults, Young people

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
AccessAble - access guide for Ipswich Library

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