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Rochdale Central Library

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Rochdale Central Library closed

In light of the current situation, Rochdale Central Library is currently closed. We'll continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and will update this website if anything changes.

Address: Rochdale Central Library, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.
Location on map: view Rochdale Central Library on Google Maps.

​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 Request and Collect service at this library is available during the following hours.

DayOpening times
Monday-Friday9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm
Saturday and SundayClosed
​Bank holidays​Closed

Services at Rochdale Central Library

You can access the following limited service

  • Return books - you can return books by placing them in the boxes near the library doors, labelled 'return boxes'. This includes any books you borrowed before the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Request and Collect library books - a service which allows library members to borrow books without going into the library.

Facilities and access at Rochdale Central Library

Rochdale Central Library has:

  • Pay and display parking including disabled bays nearby
  • Full disabled access including an accessible toilet
  • Children's library
  • Meeting rooms

Play the digital piano

Coronavirus (COVID-19): in light of the current situation, you can not play the digital piano at the moment. We'll continue to monitor the situation and will update this website if anything changes.

We've a digital piano at Rochdale Central Library, next to the Children’s Library. You can use it for practice or fun and it's really simple to use. Best of all, you can use it for FREE and there's no need to book. You can use it any time the library is open. There are built-in piano games for children to play, or piano lessons if you’d like to learn.

We've attached instructions to the digital piano in case you get stuck, or you can ask a member of the library staff for help. Please note that we provide headphones on our digital piano and only 1 person at any given time can use it.



0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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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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