There is a new route for the Saxmundham mobile library which visits Carlton Colville and Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft.

Route 17 visits these stops every four weeks and includes a new two-hour stop at the Co-operative store in Ashburnham Way, Carlton Colville from 10am to 12noon. The mobile library will also stop at Hollow Grove Way in Carlton Colville from 1.15pm to 1.40pm and at Westwood Surgery in Westwood Avenue, Lowestoft from 1.45pm to 3.45pm. This is a change from the previous timetable in which the mobile library visited Westwood Avenue on a Thursday.

The mobile library will be visiting these stops over the next few months on the following Saturdays: 9th March, 6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 29th June, 27th July


Suffolk’s mobile libraries stock both adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, large print books and audiobooks. The three mobile libraries cover 53 routes and visit over 200 towns and villages across Suffolk with 475 individual stops. More details on Route 17 and other mobile library routes can be found on the Suffolk Libraries website

People can call their local library to find out if a mobile visits their village, or ring the central enquiry line on 01473 584563. There is also a volunteer-run Home Library Service which provides a service to people unable to get to their library or mobile library. Customers can reserve items from the county’s other libraries via the website or by giving details to the mobile library staff and then pick them up when the mobile library visits.

Suffolk Libraries are now run by the Suffolk’s Libraries IPS which is an independent and charitable body set up to manage Suffolk’s libraries.

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