Rochdale Central Library and Customer Service Centre, Rochdale

Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU
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Opening times
  • Monday: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday: 9am-6pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-3pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Bank holidays: closed
Library services available

At all our libraries you can browse, borrow and return books.

These services are also available at Rochdale Central Library:


At Rochdale Central Library you have access to:

  • Children's library
  • Meeting rooms
  • Pay and display parking, with disabled bays
  • Accessible toilets

The majority of services and facilities in libraries are free, but some facilities have a cost.

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Customer services available

When Rochdale Central Library is open, you can:

  • Use computers to access council services.
  • Use the free phone to call our Contact Centre.
  • Get face-to-face help and advice about any council service, including:
    • Making a claim or reporting a change of circumstances for Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support.
    • Applying for Discretionary Housing Payment.
    • Applying for a Blue Badge.
    • Accessing services such as mental health support, food banks, welfare advice, debt issues, housing and homelessness.
Online library services

With your library account you can get these services online from anywhere.

Other services available

Other services you can get at Rochdale Central Library are:


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Rochdale Central Library has disabled access.

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