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

20 January 2018
11:00 - 13:00

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

22 January 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.

22 January 2018
10:00 - 12:00

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

22 January 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.

22 January 2018
16:30 - 17:30

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.

22 January 2018
11:15 - 11:45


23 January 2018
10:30 - 11:00

A free taster session led by Beccy's Baby Time. These classes build flexibility & strength and more info can be found here: http://www.beccysbabytime.co.uk/ Follow on Course will have fees.

23 January 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Bring your toddler ( walking to 4 years) for a free taster session for a fun filled yoga session using stories and songs. More info here: http://www.beccysbabytime.co.uk/ Follow up classes with fees.

23 January 2018
10:30 - 12:00

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

24 January 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!

24 January 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

24 January 2018
17:30 - 18:30

Book your spot now on this free computer coding course. For 8-11 year olds. Parents & carers are welcome to attend and try your hand at coding too! Contact yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk. 01493842279.

24 January 2018
13:30 - 14:30

Join us for a short walk & keep yourself active over Winter. We will meet at the library and return afterward for a cuppa.Please bring your library card with you. All ages & abilities welcome.

26 January 2018
13:00 - 15:00

An informal friendly group for those with visual impairment, run by the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind. Any queries contact: . 01493 745973 Last Friday of every month.

26 January 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.

26 January 2018
18:00 - 19:00

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

26 January 2018
11:00 - 11:00

Story time for young children delivered by the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children's Centre. No need to book. Runs Term Time only.

27 January 2018
11:00 - 13:00

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

29 January 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.

29 January 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.

29 January 2018
10:00 - 12:00

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

29 January 2018
16:30 - 17:30

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.

29 January 2018
11:15 - 11:45


30 January 2018
10:30 - 12:00

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

31 January 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!

31 January 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

31 January 2018
13:30 - 14:30

Join us for a short walk & keep yourself active over Winter. We will meet at the library and return afterward for a cuppa.Please bring your library card with you. All ages & abilities welcome.

31 January 2018
17:30 - 18:30

Book your spot now on this free computer coding course. For 8-11 year olds. Parents & carers are welcome to attend and try your hand at coding too! Contact yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk. 01493842279.

01 February 2018
16:00 - 18:00

Muggles, Wizards & Witches! Cast a Spell, find some Fantastic Beasts & play a game of Quidditch! Wands at the ready please !

02 February 2018
13:00 - 15:00

Drop in to our friendly group for informal chat & information sharing. Tea/Coffee provided. You are welcome to be joined by your cared for person. Usually the First Friday of every month.