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Heywood Library

​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times

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


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

Activities at the library


Local Studies Helpdesk 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Family History Group, 2pm. (first Monday of the month).

Singalong session, 11am-12noon (first Tuesday fo 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

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 (fortnightly starting 15 September 2015)

Reading Group, 2pm - 3pm

Young people’s reading group age 11 years upwards 11am - 12 noon (monthly).

Contact the Library 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
0300 303 8876


Access Information

  • Large free car park on Civic Centre car park.
  • Disabled access is limited, some help may be required.​


0300 303 8876

8am-6pm Monday to Friday​

Join the library

It's FREE to join and only takes a couple of minutes to complete our secure form. You can use your account to:

  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Access a range of online resources from help with passing your driving theory test to historical newspapers.

Please remember to bring ID when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

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