Swaffham Library

Address: The Pightle, Swaffham, PE37 7DF

Email libraries@norfolk.gov.uk

Map of Swaffham showing library location

Open:

Library available*

*During times when the library is available but not staffed, you can access the library using our Open Libraries system, as long as you are registered. This gives you self-service access to library materials, public computers and quiet, creative spaces even while the building is unstaffed. Please contact the library for more information or click here to find out how to register for Open Libraries 

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-1pm
  • Thursday: 8am-5pm
  • Friday: 8am-8pm
  • Saturday: 8am-1pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Staffed hours

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-1pm
  • Thursday: 10am-5pm
  • Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9am-1pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Books can be dropped off in the letterbox to the right of the main entrance out of hours. Make certain that items are not left protruding.

Computers can be booked online.

Services at Swaffham Library

  • Computer Games – Nintendo DS format
  • Colour printer/photocopier
  • Ramp access
  • Disabled person’s parking

Services at all Norfolk libraries

Events

19 October 2017
14:00 - 16:00

Do you have specific IT-related questions that you would love to know the answer to or would like to develop your confidence to go online or use email? Our friendly volunteer Get Digital champion can spend time with individuals to help them develop their IT skills using the public library computers and assist with queries regarding tablet devices. Help is available most Thursdays and some Friday afternoons 2-4pm. To find out more or to make an appointment please call 01760 721513.

21 October 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

24 October 2017
10:30 - 12:00

Forge a magical wand in oracle of literary wisdom by harnessing the enchanted natural magic of the wild wood. Choose a tree that fits your magical abilities and become a master wand maker. Explore the world behind the Harry Potter novel.

26 October 2017
14:00 - 16:00

Do you have specific IT-related questions that you would love to know the answer to or would like to develop your confidence to go online or use email? Our friendly volunteer Get Digital champion can spend time with individuals to help them develop their IT skills using the public library computers and assist with queries regarding tablet devices. Help is available most Thursdays and some Friday afternoons 2-4pm. To find out more or to make an appointment please call 01760 721513.

27 October 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Talk by the curator of Gressenhall Workhouse exploring the real life stories and people who lived and worked there, such as inmate Harriet Kettle and learn about the history of Swaffham workhouse.

28 October 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

04 November 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

10 November 2017
10:30 - 11:00

Songs and rhymes involving music and movement for babies, pre-school children and their parents/carers. Friday 10th November 10.30-11.00am

11 November 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

18 November 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

25 November 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

30 November 2017
18:30 - 19:30

Join us for an evening with Sarah Ward: author of the critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Sarah also reviews crime fiction and is a judge for The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel. Sarah will talk about the popularity of crime novels, what attracts us to the darkest deeds, and her own books which are set in the Derbyshire Peak District including the deadly fire which inspired her latest novel, A Patient Fury. Tickets are £5, to include refreshements, and can be purchased from the library. The event is being supported by the Swaffham Library Friends.

02 December 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

09 December 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm

16 December 2017
10:00 - 11:30

Join us to play games including Draughts, Dominoes and Scrabble in a relaxed, friendly environment. Saturdays, 10:00-11.30pm