Libraries offer warm and welcoming spaces

All 47 of Norfolk’s libraries are free, warm, and welcoming spaces in the community.

Libraries across Norfolk remain open to everyone and provide a space for people to sit in comfort and access a variety of services. These include reading, doing a jigsaw, playing a board game, or joining in Just a Cuppa or activities. Other free services available at Norfolk libraries include:

  • Hot drinks available during staffed hours
  • A variety of bags of essentials for free, with no questions asked – check what’s available at your local library
  • Library staff and volunteers can provide visitors with trusted information about other support available

Open Library gives people access to libraries for a total of 69 hours a week at most libraries, giving customers access to the library, its books, computers, and spaces, even when the building is unstaffed. You can find your nearest library and check opening hours at