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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

15 October 2019
13:00 - 14:30

Learn more about using email from setting up an account to adding attachments on this FREE course. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

16 October 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.

16 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00

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

16 October 2019
10:30 - 12:30

The NNAB Dereham Audio Book Club is open to anyone with a visual impairment and meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm. Audio books are loaned out every month, free of charge, by Calibre Audio Library. To find out more about the group, the books, the venue and how you might become involved please get in touch. Mark or Elaine 01603 629558, marksmith@nnab.org.uk

16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30

Take your first steps using a computer from using the mouse and keyboard to exploring the internet on this FREE course. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

17 October 2019
17:00 - 18:00

Suitable for 8-12 yr olds these fun sessions involve creating games and animations using a variety of different coding techniques. Speak to a member of staff or call on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

17 October 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.

17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30

Learn more about job hunting online from filling in online forms to jobs and interviews on this FREE course. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

18 October 2019
13:00 - 14:30

Learn how to use Facebook safely to keep in touch with friends and family on this FREE course. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

18 October 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.

19 October 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.

21 October 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.

21 October 2019
17:30 - 18:45

Could you be part of a group which would develop ideas for events held at Dereham Library; plan and hold fundraising activities such as library sales, community events or raffles; act as a link between the library and the local community; promote the library and its services? Find out more about getting involved at one of the Library Friends meetings which are held every third Monday of the month, 5.30-6.45pm. For more information speak to a member of staff or call on 01362 693184

21 October 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme 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. No need to book and all welcome! Stay and chat afterwards over a cuppa for grown ups and a selection of toys and games for the little ones. Please bring your own lidded cup for your hot drink.

21 October 2019
15:30 - 17:00

Try your hand at making different types of spooky slime! Suitable for ages 5+. £5 per child. Booking essential. Call on 01362 693184 for more information and booking. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

21 October 2019
17:45 - 18:45

A friendly weekly conversation session for those learning English as a second language. Come along and practise your spoken English with one of our volunteers. No need to book, just drop in.

21 October 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.

21 October 2019
12:00 - 14:00

Support group for breastfeeding mums led by Luisa Lyons IBCLC Lactation Consultant and Claire Pallett ABM mother supporter. Refreshments available.

23 October 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.

23 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00

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

24 October 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.

25 October 2019
12:15 - 13:15

Join the Short Reads Book Group which focuses on short reads only. It's ideal if you're very busy, or want to get back into reading after a break. We'll be reading something different each month, then meeting up at the library to talk about it on the last Friday of the month,12.15-1.15pm.. Ask at the library for more information and pick up a copy of the current read and come along to the next meeting. Teas and Coffees available. All welcome! If you can't always come to the meetings, you'd be welcome to read alongside the group and pass on any feedback you might have as a book review or comment.

25 October 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.

26 October 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.

26 October 2019
12:30 - 13:30

For those who enjoy building in a quieter environment, we're launching a Quiet Lego Club on Saturday 28 September, 12.30-1.30pm and then every last Saturday of the month. Best for children aged 6 yrs +. No need to book, just drop in For more information contact the library on 01362 693184

28 October 2019
17:45 - 18:45

A friendly weekly conversation session for those learning English as a second language. Come along and practise your spoken English with one of our volunteers. No need to book, just drop in.

28 October 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.

28 October 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.

28 October 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme 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. No need to book and all welcome! Stay and chat afterwards over a cuppa for grown ups and a selection of toys and games for the little ones. Please bring your own lidded cup for your hot drink.

30 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00

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

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