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.
Facilities at Rochdale Central Library
Activities at Rochdale Central Library
- 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
- Learn My Way IT Session, 10am - 12noon
- Stop Smoking sessions, 9am-1pm (appointment only)
- Deaf Society Drop-in session 10am-1pm (every Friday)
Events in our libraries
We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.
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.
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
0300 303 8876