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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

  • Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s - please note, there are no Bookstart Bear sessions running at the moment - please see below.
  • Learn My Way IT Session, 2pm - 4pm​

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)

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.

Please note: there are no Bookstart Bear sessions running at the moment. Once 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 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, 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