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Ipswich County Library

Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1, England
01473 583 705
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Ranked #42 of 79 Attractions in Ipswich
Type: Libraries
Owner description: Ipswich Library is the second oldest municipal public library in the country. It containsan important Benjamin Britten collection and a large... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just as the title of the review says, the staff are helpful and friendly and the facilities on offer are good. They have a very good legal section in the library and internet facilities where you can use the computers for 2 hours per day for free. Also, they have a good selection of the daily newspapers and the latest... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

love the architecture and original features. wide range of facilities and easy self service. You can also renew books online.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

How nice friendly and helpful all the staff are, Great place just to meet up with friends. Would do well if they had a little coffee/ tea shop.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Title says it all. The building was upgraded some years ago and is now very modern with a good reference library.

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Ipswich
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Ideal for those wanting to study (as many of the local Uni students seem to do) and for those wanting to have a quiet read but don't expect such luxuries in the more public areas. The staff make more noise than the public do. Something about 'that's how libraries should be, these days'. NO, NO, NO

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Suffolk
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Inside is a really interesting building too. Check out the stained glass and the lovely staircase. The library is extensive and provides a very good service.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Ipswich County Library is ideally situated in the town center, is very well stocked and with free membership to Ipswich residents and a great online reservation and renewal system, it is a treasure mine for any book lover. They also organize good toddler and children's sessions and community activities

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Wauchope, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

Originally from Ipswich I have been in this wonderfull library many times. It has all the mod cons inside, internet access and has in the last 15yrs been beautifully modernised inside. Theres and Upstairs study area also for thise books that are not able to be taken out.

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