Norfolk Library and Information Service

In partnership with Norfolk Black History Month

Montage showing aspects of the service provided by Norfolk Libraries

Norfolk Library and Information Service offers resources and facilities to support the learning, reading and leisure needs of people of all ages.

The library service is pleased to be part of Black History Month in Norfolk because we aim to make our services more relevant and accessible to the whole of Norfolk’s diverse community

When you join the library you can:

  • borrow books for free
  • borrow the latest CDs, videos and DVDs
  • bring your children to storytimes
  • use our PCs
  • join a reading group
  • access study material
  • research local history
  • access business information
  • and use our mobile or housebound service.

For adults we have serious reads, novels and information books including: biographies, best sellers, travel, cookery, child care, romance, murder mysteries, historical novels, sci fi thrillers and much much more and if we don’t have the book you want you can order it from another branch.

As well as books we have a huge collection of CDs, videos and DVDs bringing you chart music and blockbusters at affordable loan prices.

Every library in Norfolk has PCs with free internet access, email and office software, local information online and many libraries also offer online courses.

Students can access a wide range of study material both in books and online, including, study and revision texts, information on colleges and courses, careers and education guides and periodical articles.

You can research local and family history. We have access to an extensive collection of information including Births, Marriages & Deaths indexes, Census returns, Parish registers, Picture Norfolk a database of Norfolk images over the last 150 years and Emap, a website which allows you to view aerial photographs and historical maps and NOAH a website containing pictures and information from library catalogues, museum objects, and an index of local newspaper articles.

For children we have books, music and films for all ages, from board books for babies and toddlers to a range of adventure, magical, ghost and funny stories for school age children. We also have information in books and online to help with school projects and hobbies.

Older children and teenagers can choose from a wide range of films and music including recent releases and blockbusters. Also for teenagers we have teen reads, sport books, graphic novels, magazines as well as study support books for school and college projects.

Children are welcome to use our PCs which have free secure internet access, email and office software.

Business information is available at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library where information sources include: trade directories, market reports, business periodicals, access to business information databases including British Standards, annual company reports, company and business law and a range of business books.

We also operate mobile libraries, which visit villages and parishes all over the county. The Home Library Service is available if you find it difficult to get to the library due to age, disability or restricted mobility.

When you join the library you can: use any library in Norfolk, borrow up to 10 books, and 10 CDs, videos or DVDs at any one time, borrow books for 3 weeks, return books to any library in Norfolk, renew your books 3 times by telephone or in person at any library in Norfolk.

Contact details

Norfolk Library and Information Service
Tel +44 (0)844 800 8020

Partners of Norfolk Black History Month

Partner organisations supporting Norfolk Black History Month.

What is Black History Month?

Here we detail some of the ideas and history behind the annual celebration.

Events By Year

Date Title
2016 Norfolk Black History Month
2015 Norfolk Black History Month
2014 Norfolk Black History Month
2013 Norfolk Black History Month
2012 Norfolk Black History Month
2011 Norfolk Black History Month
2010 Norfolk Black History Month
2009 Norfolk Black History Month