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Balderstone Library

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

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


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

Activities at the library


  • 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


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


  • Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s, 2pm-3pm


  • Play and Learn, 10.15am - 11.30am l​ed by Sure Start
  • Knitting club, 2pm - 3pm​


  • 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
0300 303 8876​


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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