Dereham Library

Address: 59, High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DZ

Email: libraries@norfolk.gov.uk

Map of Dereham showing library location

Did you know you can renew your library books online? You'll need your library card and PIN.

Opening hours

Register for our Open Library service for easy extended access to the unstaffed library outside normal opening hours using your library card and PIN.

  • Monday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Tuesday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Wednesday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Thursday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Friday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Saturday 8am-4pm (staffed 9.30am-4pm)
  • Sunday 10am-4pm (Open Library access only)

If you just need to drop a book off out of hours, use the letterbox labelled Returns to the right of the main entrance.  Please make sure that books drop into the box completely and aren’t left sticking out.

Computers can be booked online.

Services at Dereham Library

  • Baby weigh station
  • Cycle parking
  • Story Sacks
  • Tourist information
  • Recorded music
  • Colour photocopier/printer
  • Induction Loop
  • Wheelchair accessible lift
  • Disabled person's WC
  • Disabled person's parking

Services at all Norfolk libraries

Events

23 March 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

25 March 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

25 March 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme Time at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. All welcome!

25 March 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

26 March 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Feeling at a loose end, or want to get out of the house for a bit? Then come along and get together for a cuppa and a chat with Mayor Hilary Bushell and the Dereham Forget-me-nots. Every last Tuesday of the month 10am-12noon.

27 March 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with one of our IT Support volunteers to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-12noon at Dereham Library. Booking is recommended, although drop-in sessions are possible, but subject to availability. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

27 March 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Join the Dereham Carnival Crafters for a friendly chat over a cuppa and craft projects.

27 March 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in and have fun with a selection of games, toys, puzzles and colouring activities available for children and their parents or carers to enjoy together. Stay and Play is a self-serve activity held every Wednesday 2-4pm.

28 March 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with one of our IT Support volunteers to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-12noon at Dereham Library. Booking is recommended, although drop-in sessions are possible, but subject to availability. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

28 March 2019
16:00 - 17:00

Join the library's next Code Club series and discover how to make your own games and animations using coding techniques. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Sessions are free, but booking is essential as places are limited. Call 01362 693184 for more information and booking

29 March 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and enjoy some good company over a cuppa with our friendly Knit and Natter group. Bring a project or start something new or swap tips and ideas. Absolute beginners welcome. Every Friday 10am-12noon.

30 March 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

01 April 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme Time at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. All welcome!

01 April 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

01 April 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

04 April 2019
16:00 - 17:00

Join the library's next Code Club series and discover how to make your own games and animations using coding techniques. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Sessions are free, but booking is essential as places are limited. Call 01362 693184 for more information and booking

04 April 2019
10:30 - 12:30

Do you have arthritis or suffer from chronic pain? Join the Dereham versus Arthritis support group and come along to their meetings on every first Thursday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm. Contact Chris Preston 07834418472 or C.Preston@versusarthritis.org for more information.

05 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and enjoy some good company over a cuppa with our friendly Knit and Natter group. Bring a project or start something new or swap tips and ideas. Absolute beginners welcome. Every Friday 10am-12noon.

05 April 2019
16:30 - 18:00

A Lego Club session for children aged 6 yrs + who would appreciate building in a quiet and calm environment. Places are limited, so booking is essential. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

06 April 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

08 April 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme Time at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. All welcome!

08 April 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

08 April 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

09 April 2019
16:30 - 17:30

Do you love to read? Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Would you love do discuss what your reading? Then join the new teenagers' reading group. Even if you're not sure, but are interested in giving it a go, come along! The first meeting is at 4:30 - 5:30 on the 12th of February and then will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each month we will choose a different book to read!

09 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and have some arts and crafts fun with the Leeway Children's workers and create something fabulous to take home with you! Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the library on 01362 693184. Free activity.

10 April 2019
14:00 - 14:45

Join us for a storytime with a difference: Meet Code-a-pillar and learn some early coding skills. Perfect for young digital explorers aged 4-6. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. For more information and booking contact 01362 693184.

12 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and enjoy some good company over a cuppa with our friendly Knit and Natter group. Bring a project or start something new or swap tips and ideas. Absolute beginners welcome. Every Friday 10am-12noon.

13 April 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

13 April 2019
13:00 - 15:30

Try out different crafts with the Dereham Carnival Crafters at their regular Crafternoon sessions held every second Saturday of the month, 1-3.30pm. All welcome and sessions are free, although a small charge may be made for materials used.

14 April 2019
14:00 - 15:00

If you enjoy reading, want a new challenge and like talking about books, why not join the library's newest book group, Sunday Best? The group will be meeting on the second Sunday each month, 2-3pm with their first meeting taking place on Sunday 13 January when they will be discussing Snowdrops by A D Millar. Ask a member of staff, quoting Sunday Best book group, to borrow your copy.

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