Great Yarmouth Library

Address: Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH

Email: yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

Map of Great Yarmouth showing library location

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

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-7.30pm
  • Thursday: 9am-5pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4.30pm

If you just need to drop a book off out of hours, use the letterbox 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.

Friends group

Are you interested in becoming part of a group who:
  • Develop ideas for local activities?
  • Plan and hold fundraising activities, library sales, community events or raffles?
  • Act as a link between your library and the local community?
  • Promote the library and its services?

If so please come in and talk to a member of staff about joining the Great Yarmouth Library Friends Group.  You can also follow us on Facebook for news about the Friends Group and other Great Yarmouth Library events.

Services at Great Yarmouth Library

  • Recorded music
  • Galleries
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Disabled person's WC
  • Colour printer/photocopier
  • Automatic doors
  • Wheelchair accessible lift
  • Fax services
  • WC

Services at all Norfolk libraries

Events

18 June 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Rhyme and songs for your preschooler in a friendly session in the Children's Library. Drop in, no need to book, all welcome. On all Mondays except when replaced by Mini Movers.

18 June 2018
10:00 - 12:00

Friendly chat with a cuppa, all welcome. Every week on the ground floor of the library.

18 June 2018
13:00 - 16:00

Job seeker support from our volunteer. Meet other people seeking work , find out what assistance is available , work on your CV. Meeting at the Computers upstairs in the library every week.

18 June 2018
11:15 - 11:45


18 June 2018
10:00 - 14:00

Organised by the DWP and local Jobs Centre. Please contact Vicky for more information: VICTORIA.MUMMERY@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK

19 June 2018
10:30 - 12:30

Adult Colouring & crafts, for wellbeing & meeting new people. Tea/Coffee available, donations welcomed. Bring your own projects or use ours. Please bring your library card or bring ID to join the library.

19 June 2018
18:00 - 19:00

The art & tradition for self defence with your experienced instructor Nando. For children aged 6 plus. Charges apply. More information: Facebook.com/Nando-Dojo. Every Monday 4.30pm and Friday 6pm.

20 June 2018
18:00 - 17:00

For all ages and abilities. Upstairs in the Northgate Room at the library this class is led by Ana. £3 per session. More information: 07427662455

20 June 2018
14:30 - 15:30

A fun & social class using resistance bands and weights to improve mobility, flexibility, range of movement and strength.Led by qualified instructor Rachael Lacey. Class costs £3.50. Discounts available when booking multiple classes. Contact Racheal on 07766094825 or racheallacey1964@gmail.com. Classes are upstairs in Northgate Room at the library, lift available. Please bring your library card everytime you visit the library.

20 June 2018
10:30 - 14:30

Join our small team of knowledgeable local history volunteers every Wednesday. They meet upstairs in the local studies area of the library and are happy to help out customers with local & family history conundrums. Let us know if oyu would like to join them: yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk / 01493842279. If you have a query for them just pop in!

21 June 2018
10:00 - 14:00

Bring whatever project you are working on and join our friendly group for a cuppa and a chat. All welcome.

22 June 2018
19:00 - 20:00

The art & tradition for self defence with your experienced instructor Nando. Charges apply. More information: Facebook.com/Nando-Dojo Every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm.

22 June 2018
10:00 - 11:00

Story time for young children delivered by the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children's Centre. Led story followed by an activity and ending with a song. No need to book. Runs Term Time only.

22 June 2018
18:00 - 19:00

The art & tradition for self defence with your experienced instructor Nando. Charges apply. More information: Facebook.com/Nando-Dojo

23 June 2018
11:00 - 13:00

Free drop in crafts for all the family every Saturday 11am-1pm.

23 June 2018
10:30 - 13:00

Come along and meet your neighbours for a cuppa. Refreshments available, Bring cakes to share, Enjoy a game of scrabble or chess. The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. We believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us. This is our chance.

25 June 2018
11:15 - 11:45


25 June 2018
13:00 - 16:00

Job seeker support from our volunteer. Meet other people seeking work , find out what assistance is available , work on your CV. Meeting at the Computers upstairs in the library every week.

25 June 2018
10:00 - 12:00

Friendly chat with a cuppa, all welcome. Every week on the ground floor of the library.

25 June 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Rhyme and songs for your preschooler in a friendly session in the Children's Library. Drop in, no need to book, all welcome. On all Mondays except when replaced by Mini Movers.

26 June 2018
10:30 - 12:30

Adult Colouring & crafts, for wellbeing & meeting new people. Tea/Coffee available, donations welcomed. Bring your own projects or use ours. Please bring your library card or bring ID to join the library.

26 June 2018
18:00 - 19:00

The art & tradition for self defence with your experienced instructor Nando. For children aged 6 plus. Charges apply. More information: Facebook.com/Nando-Dojo. Every Monday 4.30pm and Friday 6pm.

27 June 2018
18:00 - 17:00

For all ages and abilities. Upstairs in the Northgate Room at the library this class is led by Ana. £3 per session. More information: 07427662455

27 June 2018
18:00 - 19:00

On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month Time: 18:00 to 19:00 Just drop in to practice your Spanish speaking skills (any level) and socialise with new friends. For further information, please contact Ana: 07818587410 GY Library Library: 01493 844551

27 June 2018
14:30 - 15:30

A fun & social class using resistance bands and weights to improve mobility, flexibility, range of movement and strength.Led by qualified instructor Rachael Lacey. Class costs £3.50. Discounts available when booking multiple classes. Contact Racheal on 07766094825 or racheallacey1964@gmail.com. Classes are upstairs in Northgate Room at the library, lift available. Please bring your library card everytime you visit the library.

27 June 2018
10:30 - 14:30

Join our small team of knowledgeable local history volunteers every Wednesday. They meet upstairs in the local studies area of the library and are happy to help out customers with local & family history conundrums. Let us know if oyu would like to join them: yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk / 01493842279. If you have a query for them just pop in!

28 June 2018
10:00 - 14:00

Bring whatever project you are working on and join our friendly group for a cuppa and a chat. All welcome.

29 June 2018
13:30 - 15:30

Run by the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind.Free, friendly group with tea/coffee. All meetings held the last Friday of the month. 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. Phone Mark or Elaine on 01603 629558 marksmith@nnab.org.uk

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