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Middleton Library

COVID-19: in light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to close libraries across the borough. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

Address: Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton M24 6DU.
Location on map: view Middleton Library on Google Maps.

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

Opening times at Middleton Library

Customer service centre: there's a customer service centre based in Middleton Library. View customer service centre opening times

Library: the library is open during the following hours. We're closed on bank holidays.

Day​Opening times

Services at Middleton Library

You can access a range of services at Middleton Library. See charges for library services.

  • Books to borrow, including large print books, graphic novels and audiobooks on CD
  • Computers
  • FREE WiFi
  • Photocopiers, printers and scanners
  • Local history resources
  • Phones - you can use these to call any of our council phone numbers for FREE, including our contact centre
  • FREE compostable bags for your kitchen caddy

Facilities and access at Middleton Library

Middleton Library has:

  • FREE parking
  • A study area

Activities and events at Middleton Library

Bookstart Bear Club
09 May 2018
Weekly sessions
Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
Living Well sessions at Middleton Library
15 May 2018
Appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Living Well trainers can help you make healthy lifestyle changes and improve your health and wellbeing.
Lego Clubs at libraries
17 June 2018

Weekly or monthly sessions

Our themed Lego Club is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old. You bring your creativity and imagination and we'll provide the Lego.

Code Clubs at libraries
17 June 2018
Clubs meet every week or every other week
Come along to one of our Code Clubs to learn some basic coding and programming skills. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years old.
Family History Helpdesks at libraries
24 June 2018

Helpdesks held every week or every 3 weeks

Come along to our family history helpdesk to get help tracing your family tree.

Reading groups at libraries
26 June 2018
Monthly meetings
Meet new people and discuss your thoughts about books and authors at one of our reading groups.
Arts and crafts group at Middleton Library
01 September 2018
Every Thursday
Join our fantastic arts and crafts group. It's fun, friendly and relaxing.
Lego and Duplo play sessions at libraries
30 October 2018
Weekly or monthly sessions
Come and play with Lego and Duplo during these sessions. Suitable for ages 3-15 years old.


0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Did you know?

Joining a library is FREE. You can join any library in England and Wales to use their facilities.

So, if you can't find it with us, take a look at the services on offer at a different library.

Join Rochdale borough libraries

It only takes a couple of minutes to join the library online. You can use your library membership to:

  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Access a range of online resources.
  • Borrow items from any library in the Greater Manchester Consortium.

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

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