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Local libraries

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find available facilities, opening times and what activities are taking place at each of our libraries around the borough.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Alkrington Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 7.30pm
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed​​​​​
Thursday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Alkrington Library

  • Books in large print.
  • Book sale. 
  • Children's area.
  • FREE public WiFi.
  • Study area.
  • Photocopier.
  • Local history resources.

Activities at Alkrington Library

Monday

Friday

​​​Saturday​

​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Alkrington Library
Kirkway
Middleton M24 1LW

alkrington.library@rochdale.gov.uk
​0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Balderstone Library is set in the tranquil surroundings of Balderstone Park. It is a deceptively large library holding more than 15,000 titles.

Opening times at Balderstone Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday​9.30am- 12.30​pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday9.30am- 1pm​
2pm- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
​SundayClosed

Facilities at Balderstone Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Local history resources

Activities at Balderstone Library

Monday

  • Early Words Together, 10am-11am. For children ages 2-5. Call Sure Start to book a place 01706 653677​
  • Friends of Balderstone Park​, third Monday of each month, 6pm

Tuesday

  • Learn My Way - Basic IT course, 10am-11am

Thursday

Friday

​​​Saturday​

  • Local councillors' surgery 10am-11am: Councillor Richard Farnell, Councillor Daniel Meredith or Councillor Kathleen Nickson

​​​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get​​ there

Balderstone Library
Balderstone Park
Rochdale OL11 2HD

balderstone.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876​


​O​pening times at Belfield Library

The library is usually open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday2pm- 5.30pm
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
Thursday2pm- 5.30pm​
FridayClosed
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Belfield Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Local history resources

Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Belfield Library
Belfield Community School
Samson Street
Rochdale OL16 2XW

belfield.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​Opening times at Castleton Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am- 1pm
2pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am- 12.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Castleton Library

  • Books in large print.
  • Children's area.
  • Audio books.
  • FREE public WiFi.
  • Study area.
  • Photocopier.
  • Local history resources.  

Activities at Castleton Library

Monday

Tuesday

  • IT Training Sessions, 9.30am-11am and 11am-12.15pm​

Thursday

  • Cast-offs Knitting Group, 2pm-4pm
  • Reading Group, 11am (every second Thursday of the month)
Friday
  • Coffee morning, 10am-11am
  • Family history advice surgery, 2pm-4pm

​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Castleton Library
Castleton Community Centre
Manchester Road
Rochdale OL11 3AF

castleton.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Darnhill Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am-1pm
2pm-7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am-1pm
2pm-5.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am-1pm
2pm-5.30pm
Friday2pm-5.30pm
Saturday9.30am-12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Darnhill Library

  • Books in large print.
  • Children's area.
  • Audio books.
  • FREE public WiFi.
  • Study area.
  • Photocopier.
  • Local history resources.  

Activities at Darnhill Library

Monday

  • Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s, 10am-11.30am
  • ​​Creative Writing workshop, 1pm-3pm (every second Monday of the month)
  • Tea and Chat, 2pm-3.30pm (alternate Mondays)
  • IT Training Sessions, 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm
  • Knitting and cross-stitch 2pm-3.30pm (alternate Mondays)​
  • Boxing 4.30pm-6pm​

Tuesday

  • Yoga, ​9.30am-1​0.30​​am
  • RVS Together for older people, 11am-12.30pm
  • Health Trainers Session, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Thursday

  • Community​ Group, 2pm-4pm
  • IT Training Sessions, 10am-11am and 11am-12noon

​​Saturday

  • Local councillors​ surgery 9.30am-10.30am​ (every fourth Saturday of the month)

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Darnhill Library
Argyle Parade
Heywood OL10 3RY

0300 303 8876
darnhill.library@rochdale.gov.uk

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Heywood Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday10am-7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am-5.30pm
Wednesday9.30am-12.30pm
Thursday9.30am-5.30pm
Friday9.30am-5.30pm
Saturday9.30am-1pm
2pm-4pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Heywood Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Local history resources
  • Graphic novels

Activities at Heywood Library

Monday

  • Local Studies Helpdesk, 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Family History Group, 2pm. (first Monday of the month)​

Tuesday

  • Singalong session, 11am-12noon (first Tuesday of the month)
  • Rhymes and crafts, 1pm-1.45pm and 2pm-2.45pm
  • Beginners computing "Learn My Way" session, 2pm-4pm
  • IT Training Sessions, 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm​

Thursday

  • Health Trainers, 9.30am-12noon
  • Bookstart Bear Club (children 15+ months), 10am-11am
  • Bookstart Baby (children 0-15 months) 11.30- 12noon
  • Health Trainers Sessions, 12pm-4pm
Saturday
  • Reading Group, 2pm-3pm (monthly)
  • Young people’s reading group age 11 years upwards 11am - 12 noon (monthly) contact the l​ibrary for dates
​ ​

​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Heywood Library
Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw M C Way
Heywood OL10 1LL

heywood.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Junction Library and Community Centre

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday2pm-5.30pm
Tuesday2pm-5.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday2pm-5.30pm
Friday2pm-5.30pm
Saturday9.30am-12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Junction Library and Community Centre

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Reference Section
  • FREE Internet Access

Activities at Junction Library and Community Centre

Monday

  • Book club second Monday of the month, 2pm-3pm
  • Armchair exercise class,​ 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • Lego club (after school), 3.30-4.30pm​
  • Zumba fitness class, 7.30pm-8.30pm​

Tuesday

  • IT training session 2pm-3pm
  • ​Knit and natter, 2pm-3pm​
  • Hotleggers line dancing, 7.30pm till late

Wednesday

  • Karate class, 6pm-7.30pm
Thursday
  • Duplo play session (under 5's), 2pm-3pm

Friday

  • Local councillors' surgery, 4.30pm-5.30pm (first, second and third Friday of the month)
  • Yoga class, 7pm-8pm

Saturday

  • Local councillors' surgery, 10am-11am (fourth Saturday of the month)
  • Lego/Duplo play session, 10am-12pm

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you

How to get there

Junction Library and Community Centre
Junction Community Centre
Grimshaw Lane
Middleton M24 2BW

Junction.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Langley Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am-1pm
2pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am-1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am-1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday1.30pm-5.30pm
Saturday9.30am-12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Langley Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier​
  • Local history resources 

Activities at Langley Library

Monday

  • IT drop-in session, 10.30am-12noon
  • Family history classes, 10.30am-12noon
  • Jobseekers and CV writing drop-in, 10.30am-12noon

Tuesday

  • IT drop-in session, 10am-12noon
  • Family history classes, 10am-12noon
  • Jobseekers and CV writing drop-in, 10am-12noon
  • Health Trainer Sessions, 2pm-4.30pm (fortnightly starting 1 September 2015)​

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Langley Library
Langley Children's Centre
Windermere Road
Middleton M24 4LA

langley.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am-1pm
2pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am-1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
Friday9.30am-1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am-12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • Audio books
  • FREE WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Local history resources
  • Graphic novels

Activities at the library

Monday

Tuesday

  • ​Health trainers session, 9.30am-12pm (first and third Tuesday of the month - drop-in session)​
  • Walking group, 10am-12pm
  • Coffee morning, 10am-12pm
  • Craft group, 2pm-4pm
  • Free computer classes, 2pm-4pm
  • ​Health trainers session, 2pm-5pm (second and fourth Tuesday of the month - by appointment only)

Friday

  • U3A latin group 10am-11am (second and fourth Friday of the month)
  • Art and watercolour group​, 11am-12.​30pm
  • Free computer classes, 2pm-4pm

Saturday

  • Littleborough reading group, 10.30am-11.30am (second Saturday of the month)​
  • U3A reading group, 10.30am-11.30am (third Saturday of the month)​
​ ​

Events in our libraries

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Littleborough Library
Hare Hill Park
Littleborough OL15 9HE

littleborough.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Middleton Library is an historic building dating from 1889 situated in a pleasant Victorian park (opposite The Old Boar’s Head pub) within the town’s conservation area.

Opening times at Middleton Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9am-7.30pm
Tuesday9am-5.30pm
Wednesday9am-12.30pm​
Thursday9am-5.30pm
Friday9am-5.30pm
Saturday9am-1pm
2pm-4pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Middleton Library

  • Books in large print
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Local history resources
  • Graphic novels

Activities at Middleton Library

Monday

  • Coffee morning, hosted by Rochdale Connections Trust, 10am - 12noon. All welcome. Free of charge. Get ​help with practical matters such as rent/housing issues, budgeting, benefits, liaising with schools and/or education welfare and parenting matters
  • Big Life Living Well sessions. To book contact 01706 751190
  • ​Family History Helpdesk. 2pm-4pm. Once every 3 weeks- ask library staff for more details. In partnership with the Manchester and Lancashire F​amily History Society​
  • Knitting Group, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday

  • Big Life Living Well sessions. To book contact 01706 751190
  • Stop Smoking sessions. 9.30am-12.30pm. To book contact 01706 751190
  • Healthwatch Rochdale. 10am-3pm (Second Tuesday of the month)
  • LivingWell Wellbeing short courses. 1.30pm-3pm. To book contact 01706 751190

Wednesday

  • ​​​​Bookstart Bear Club (children 15+ months) 9.45am-10.45am
  • iPad and Tablet drop-in session, provided by our O2 Guru. Every other Wednesday, 10am-12noon. Individual one-to-one bookings possible, please speak to library staff
  • Beginners computer classes, 10.30am-11.30am, no booking required
  • Bookstart Baby (children 0-15 months) 11.15am-11.45am

Thursday

  • Local Studies Helpdesk, first Thursday of the month, 9.30am-12.30pm. A member of the Local Studies Team based at Touchstones will be available to offer help and advice
  • ​​​​​Middleton Family ​​History Group, 10am-12noon​
  • LivingWell Arts and Crafts session, 1pm-3pm, no booking required, all materials provided

​Saturday

  • Middleton Library Code Club (for children aged 8-12). Every other Saturday 10am-11am. Free, no booking required
  • Middleton Reading Group, last Saturday of each month, 2.30pm-3.30pm, except December​

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading g​roup near you.

Address

Middleton Library
Long Street
Middleton M24 6DU

middleton.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Milnrow Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Milnrow Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children and teenagers area
  • Graphic novels
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Scanner
  • Book sale
  • Local history resources 
  • Space for meetings

Activities at Milnrow Library

Monday

  • Walking Group, 10am-12noon
  • Knit and Natter group 2pm-4pm​

Tuesday

  • Beginners computer class, 10am - 12noon, limited places
  • Stories and songs with SureStart 10.30am-11.30am
  • Family History, 2pm-4pm, limited places​

Thursday

  • Poetry group, 11am (fortnightly)

Friday

  • Craft Together, 10am-12noon. Crochet, sewing, card making or knitting. (materials are not provided)

​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group ne​ar you.

How to get there

Milnrow Library
Newhey Road
Milnrow OL16 3PS

milnrow.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​

​​​​​​​Opening times at Norden Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday2pm-5pm
5.30pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am- 1pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday2pm- 5.30pm
FridayClosed
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Norden Library

  • Books in large print.
  • Children's area. 
  • FREE public WiFi.
  • Study area.
  • Photocopier.
  • Local history resources.  

Activities at Norden Library

No current activities.

Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group n​ear you.

How to get there

Norden Library
Norden Community School
Shawfield Lane
Rochdale OL12 7RQ

norden.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​

Rochdale Central Library is on the ground floor of Number ​One Riverside. The multi use public building is in Rochdale town centre and has a Bean Coffee Shop, meeting rooms and council customer service point.

​Opening times at Rochdale Central Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9am- 7.30pm
Tuesday9am- 5.30pm
Wednesday9am- 5.30pm
Thursday9am- 5.30pm
Friday9am- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 5pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Rochdale Central Library

Activities at Rochdale Central Library

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • ​​​IT Session, 10am - 12noon

Friday

  • Stop Smoking sessions, 9am-1pm (appointment only)
  • Deaf Society Drop-in session 10am-1pm (every Friday)

Saturday

  • Story and Craft Activity, 11.30am-12.30pm (on the first and third Saturday of the month)
  • Lego Club 11.30am-12.30pm (second and fourth Saturday of each month)

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions​

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

​Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Rochdale Central Library
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1XU

Rochdalecentrallibrary@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Smallbridge Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am-1pm
2pm-5.30pm
Tuesday9.30am-12.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday9.30am-1pm
2pm-5.30pm
Friday9.30pm-1pm
2pm-5.30pm
Saturday9.30am-​​12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Smallbridge Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Local history resources

Activities at Smallbridge Library

Monday

  • Learn my way 10am-12noon
  • IT Training Session, 10am - 11am and 11am-12noon
  • Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s 2pm-3pm
  • After school homework club 3pm-5.30pm​

Tuesday

  • Quilling and knitting group 10am-12noon
  • Health Trainers Session 10am-12noon
  • Rochdale youth service youth club, Project Night 6pm-9pm

Wednesday

  • Pathway Alcohol and drug service 9am-5pm
  • Rochdale youth service youth club open access 6pm-9pm

Thursday

  • After school homework club 3pm-5.30pm

Friday

  • After school homework club 3pm-5.30pm

​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

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Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading grou​p near you.

How to get there

Smallbridge Library
Stevenson Square
Rochdale OL12 9SA

smallbridge.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​Opening times at Smithy Bridge Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday2pm- 5pm
5.30pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday9.30am- 1pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday2pm- 5.30pm
FridayClosed
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Smithy Bridge Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Homework Area
  • Local history resources  

Activities at Smithy Bridge Library

Monday

  • Under 5s Storytime, 2pm-3.30pm

Tuesday

  • Silver Surfers Group, 10am-12noon

Thursday

  • Gardening Group, 1.30pm-.30pm (every fourth Thursday of the month)
  • Reading Group, 1.30pm (every third Thursday of the month)
  • ​Health Trainers Session, 2pm-6pm​

Saturday

  • Local councillors' surgery 10am- 11am (every first and third ​Saturday of the month)

​​​​​​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

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Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

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IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Smithy Bridge Library
121-123 Smithy Bridge Road
Littleborough OL15 0BQ

smithybridge.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Spotland Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 7.30pm
Tuesday

9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm

WednesdayClosed.​​
Thursday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday9.30pm- 1pm​
2pm - 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Spotland Library

  • Books in large print
  • Children's area
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Homework Area
  • Photocopier
  • Local history resources  

Activities at Spotland Library

Monday

  • Learn my Way, 10am–11am
  • Learn my Way, 11am–12noon (book classes by arrangement)
  • Health Trainers Sessions, 2.30pm-4.30pm (every 3 weeks starting 3 August 2015)
  • Reading Group, 6.15pm- 7.15pm (monthly, dates decided at group meetings)​

Tuesday

  • Rhythm and Rhyme (under​- 5s​​), 10am-10.45am
  • Card-making, 2pm-4pm (£3.50 charge for materials)

Thursday

  • Walking for Health. Weekly, 10am-11.30am. All welcome and refreshments available
  • Coffee and Prize Bingo.  Weekly, 11am-12 noon
  • Reading Group, 2pm-3pm, first Thursday of the month
  • Spotland Scribblers, a writing group for people who enjoy expressing themselves through their own creative writing, 2pm-3.30pm, second Thursday of the month
  • Audiology Support Group, supported by Living Well, 2.30pm-3.30pm, third Thursday of the month

Friday

  • Rhythm and Rhyme (under 2 years), 9.45am-10.30am
  • Rhythm and Rhyme (aged 2-5 years), 10.45am-11.30am
  • Stitch 'n' Chat, 2pm-4pm​

Saturday

  • Local councillors' surgery, 11am-12noon (second Saturday of the month)

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Spotland Library
Ings Lane
Rochdale OL12 7AL

spotland.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Wardle Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday2pm-5pm
5.30pm-7.30pm
Tuesday2pm-5.30pm
WednesdayClosed
Thursday2pm-5.30pm
FridayClosed
Saturday9.30am-12.30pm
SundayClosed

Facilities​ at Wardle Library

Activities at Wardle Library

Monday

  • Wardle Art Group, 2pm-4pm
  • Knitting Group, 5.30pm-7pm (every second, third and fourth Monday of the month)
  • Reading Group, 6pm (first Monday of the month)​

​​Wednesday

  • Wardle Friends and Neighbours, 1pm-3.30pm
  • Keep fit for over 50s, 11am-12noon

Thursday

  • Knitting Group, 2pm-4pm
  • Wardle Society, 7pm-9pm, first Thursday of each month​

Saturday

  • Drop-in Lego session. Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon. Children of all ages welcome

​​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find you next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Wardle Library
448 Birch Road
Wardle
Rochdale OL12 9LH

wardle.library@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

Contact

0300 303 8876

8am-6pm Monday to Friday​

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