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Ipswich County Library

County Library Northgate Street, Ipswich IP4 3DE, England
+44 1473 583705
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Beer Cans in Entrance, Filthy Carpets, Argumentative Manager.

We thought we were entering a pub rather than a library, there were beer cans inside the front... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
upthewallpaul
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Readers paradise

Lovely open library with very helpful staff. Good facilities on offer. Great for all age groups. A... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
berniethebravest
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich Library is the second oldest municipal public library in the country. It containsan important Benjamin Britten collection and a large collection of the publications ofSuffolk poet Edward Fitzgerald – best known as the poet translator of The Rubaiyatof Omar Khayyam. The library also has a significant racing collection
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26 Mar 2017
“A beautiful place with a good range of books”
17 Jan 2017
“good place for information”
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County Library Northgate Street, Ipswich IP4 3DE, England
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+44 1473 583705
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We thought we were entering a pub rather than a library, there were beer cans inside the front entrance. We walked through to the main reception and the carpet was filthy, it looked like it had not been cleaned for the last years it was...More

Thank upthewallpaul
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lovely open library with very helpful staff. Good facilities on offer. Great for all age groups. A must for the community.

Thank berniethebravest
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The building has some beautiful architecture, and this makes for an interesting and exciting place to read. They have computers that you can use, and an easy machine that you can use to scan your books in and out. The staff seem friendly. The only...More

Thank L A
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our 2 year old Granddaughter loves going to the library with her granddad on a Wednesday to attend Tot Rock. She enjoys taking part with the staff and other toddlers. She also knows her way around the book shelves to choose her books for the...More

Thank MagsB57
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I like to look in here as it has great information for group help things and local charity events and possibly trying out new things to learn and to get to know and making new friends. Libraries are not just places filled with dusty old...More

Thank Tristen S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This Library holds excellent Table Top Sales on a Wednesday and a Saturday. They also sell lovely greeting cards.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My kids absolutely love this library. Lovely spacious kids corner with easy access books for toddlers.

Thank ClaireAndreson23
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went in here while hunting pigs, on the pigs gone wild trail in ipswich, Fantastic old building, amazing looking library.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 24 January 2016

It is a relief to be able to come to this marvellous old library and use it as a library (instead of as a meeting area, council office, tourist information office, cafe, etc. as is becoming a norm in some of the outer reaches of...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Hello, today I have been in County library to scan my documents. Firstly, women who served me, scanned everything and told me that it might take some time to get these documents. So after it was scanned, I waited for 20 minutes, but didn't received...More

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