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Middleton Library

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

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.

DayOpening times

Facilities at Middleton Library

Activities at Middleton Library



  • Big Life Living Well sessions. To book, call 01706 751190.


  • Big Life Living Well sessions. To book, call 01706 751190.
  • ​​​​Bookstart Bear Club (children 15+ months) - please note, there are no Bookstart Bear or Bookstart Baby sessions running at the moment. Please see below.
  • Bookstart Baby (children 0-15 months)


  • ​​​​​Middleton Family ​​History Group, 10am-12noon​.
  • LivingWell Arts and Crafts session, 1pm-3pm, no booking required, all materials 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.

Please note: there are no Bookstart Bear or Bookstart Baby sessions running at the moment. As soon as we've got confirmation of when the sessions are due to start again, we'll update this page. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

How to get to Middleton Library

Middleton Library
Long Street
Middleton M24 6DU
0300 303 8876

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Access information

  • Limited free parking is available next to the building.


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, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels ​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.

Join the library