Great Yarmouth Library

Address: Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH

Email: yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

Map of Great Yarmouth showing library location

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

23 April 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.

23 April 2018
10:00 - 12:00

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

23 April 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.

23 April 2018
11:15 - 11:45


24 April 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.

24 April 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.

25 April 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.

25 April 2018
17:30 - 18:30

For 8-11 year olds who want to learn computer coding in a friendly , relaxed way. We code, create games & have fun. Free but booking is essential. Call us on 0149382279 or email yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk. Weekly in term time. We also need code club volunteers to facilitate other clubs at libraries across the county so please let us know if you would like to share your skills with young people in your community.

25 April 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

25 April 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

25 April 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!

26 April 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.

27 April 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.

27 April 2018
18:00 - 19:00

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

27 April 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

27 April 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.

28 April 2018
11:00 - 13:00

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

30 April 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.

30 April 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.

30 April 2018
10:00 - 12:00

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

30 April 2018
11:15 - 11:45


01 May 2018
10:30 - 12:30

Every first Tuesday of the month. 10.30am-12.30pm. OUr Peer Support Group Facilitator is Cheryl Day 07734777980. Please do get in touch and let us know if you are interested in attending. The Alzeimher's Society will take your details and let you know if the cafe has to be cancelled for any reason.

01 May 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.

01 May 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.

02 May 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.

02 May 2018
17:30 - 18:30

For 8-11 year olds who want to learn computer coding in a friendly , relaxed way. We code, create games & have fun. Free but booking is essential. Call us on 0149382279 or email yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk. Weekly in term time. We also need code club volunteers to facilitate other clubs at libraries across the county so please let us know if you would like to share your skills with young people in your community.

02 May 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

02 May 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!

02 May 2018
14:00 - 15:00

A friendly chat about books with a cuppa. Drop in on the first Wednesday of every month. We meet in the Charles Dickins Room on the ground floor of the library.

03 May 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.

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