Rochdale Central Library will be closed on Saturday 1 October and Saturday 8 October 2016. These closures are to enable essential repair works so the library can re-open fully (apart from the children’s library) in mid-October. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
There is currently a very limited service at Rochdale Central Library, Number One Riverside due to damage caused by the Boxing Day flooding. There is no computer access and book stock is very limited. You can continue to
renew books online or
search and read eBooks. Every other library across the borough has computer access. You can also access computers at the
Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.
The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.
Activities at the library
|Macular Degeneration Group, 1.30pm-3.30pm (monthly).|
Wordweavers Group, 5.30pm (every second and fourth Monday of the month).
Epilepsy Support Group, 6pm-7.15pm (third Monday of the month).
|Reading Group, 1pm (every 3 weeks).|
Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s, 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Business support sessions Open for Business,
Talking Books - Reading Group, 2pm (third Thursday of the month).
|Stop Smoking sessions, 10am-2pm (alternate Fridays, appointments only).|
CVS drop-in, 1pm-3pm (first Friday of the month).
Events in our libraries
We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.
Bookstart Bear Club sessions
Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
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.
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
Number One Riverside
0300 303 8876