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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

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
  • Living Well Social Sessions, 12noon. Hosted by the Middleton Social Anxiety Group.
  • ​Family History Helpdesk, 2pm-4pm. Once every 3 weeks. Ask library staff for more details. In partnership with the Manchester and Lancashire F​amily History Society​
  • Knitting Group, 5pm-7pm


  • 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), 9.45am-10.45am
  • Bookstart Baby (children 0-15 months), 11.15am-11.45am


  • Local Studies Helpdesk. First Thursday of the month, 9.30am-12.30pm. A member of the Local Studies Team based at Touchstones will be available to offer help and advice
  • ​​​​​Middleton Family ​​History Group, 10am-12noon​
  • LivingWell Arts and Crafts session, 1pm-3pm, no booking required, all materials provided


  • Middleton Library Code Club (for children aged 8-11). Every other Saturday, 11.30am-12.30pm. The club is FREE to join.
  • Middleton Reading Group. Last Saturday of the month, 2.30pm-3.30pm, except in December​

​​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 your 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 g​roup near you.


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?

You can join the library for FREE and anyone can join. It only takes a couple of minutes to join online. You can use your account to:

  • Borrow items from any library in Greater Manchester.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Access a range of online resources from help with passing your driving theory test to advice for local businesses.

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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