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Rochdale Central Library

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 centre.

​Opening times at Rochdale Central Library

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

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

DayOpening times
Monday9am- 7.30pm
Tuesday9am- 5.30pm
Wednesday9am- 5.30pm
Thursday9am- 5.30pm
Friday9am- 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 5pm
SundayClosed

Facilities at Rochdale Central Library

Rochdale Central Library has:

View other services available at Number One Riverside.

Activities at Rochdale Central Library

There are a number of regular activities taking place at Rochdale Central Library:

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events taking place in our libraries across the borough.

Browse all 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.

View a list of all IT training sessions

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 to Rochdale Central Library

Rochdale Central Library
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1XU

Rochdalecentrallibrary@rochdale.gov.uk
0300 303 8876

Access information

  • Pay and display parking including disabled bays nearby.​
  • Full disabled access.​

Contact

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.

Join the library