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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

Activities at Rochdale Central Library

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • ​​​Learn My Way IT Session, 10am - 12noon

Friday

  • Stop Smoking sessions, 9am-1pm (appointment only)
  • Deaf Society Drop-in session 10am-1pm (every Friday)
  • Digital Skills for Jobs, 10am-11.30am (every 4th Friday). See dates for this activity

Saturday

​​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 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

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​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, 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