A friendly place to browse, learn and relax: Clare Library


Karla Greenwood, ManagerSuffolk loves books
The Guildhall, High Street, Clare CO10 8NY
T: 01787 277 702     E: clare.library(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
Open Tues – Weds 10 – 1; 2 – 5; Fri 12:30 – 5; Sat 9:30 – 1; Sun 11 – 4

Clare Library is part of Suffolk Libraries IPS, an independent charitable organisation which is funded by Suffolk County Council, and by the fund raising activities of its own local group: ‘The Friends of Clare Library’.


wheelchair rampFree Wi-Fi




cineclair  last Thursday of every month:  tickets £5   Doors Open 6:30 for 7

Special event: Experience an afternoon of Archaeology: Uncover the Past   22 nd April at 3pm

Presented by Corrine Cox, Chair Stour Valley Community Archaeology; booking essential

Special event: The Life and Times of Thomas Gainsborough, a talk on Thursday 15th June

Presented by Steph Parmee, Learning Officer, Gainsborough’s House

  • 3D Printing Induction/Smart Technology Training (for I-Pads, laptops, smartphones, tablets)  Saturday 10   1:1   Please book
  • Book Group   1st Wed   2:30   Teresa Cronin   E: this parenthesis with the @ sign)
  • Mah Jong    Friday 3:30
  • Scrabble   2nd and 4th Weds 2:30
  • Story Time Tues 3:15
  • Top Time   Tues 11 – 12:30  wide ranging and varied activities + tea & coffee
  • Tot Rock   Friday 10 – 11
  • Writer’s Group   1st & 3rd Sun   2:30

public access computers; public access colour scanning (to USB or email), photocopying, printing & A4 laminating; public access 3D printer (after free induction training); free WiFi; loan of tablet computers; access to reference & academic resources;  full AV suite; inter-county lending agreement; tea & coffee

Did you know?

Up to 20 books can be borrowed on a single library card
Loans can be made and returned at any Suffolk Library
It’s free to reserve books from any library in Suffolk

The Suffolk Libraries website just requires a user’s library card number and a PIN number.  Once logged on, you can:

  • download e-books, e-audio and e-magazines for free
  • stream & download music for free
  • reserve any book from a Suffolk library; collect from your own library
  • renew any loan
  • access information sources such as Britannica, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 19th Century Newspapers; some are only available through library computers – see here for the full list

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