Free SIM cards with internet access
SIMs come with free internet access for up to 6 months.More on free SIM cards
With a free library account, you can reserve, request and renew items, and so much more.Access your library account
Computers in the library
Book a session to use a computer and the internet for free in any of our libraries.Book a session
Warm Welcome Spaces
Libraries and some other venues in the borough of Rochdale have a warm, welcoming place where local people can gather for free and enjoy a free drink, activities and access to other services.Find Warm Welcome Spaces
If you'd like the chance to make a positive difference in your local community, there's a range of opportunities volunteering at your local library.More on volunteering at the library
Spotlight on library services
Whether you're a life-long library member or newly signed up, ensure you're using all the free library services available. Did you know...
- There's an online catalogue so you can search for and reserve or renew books from any library.
- You can access free eBooks and eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers which means you can download a huge range of titles to read or listen to on any device. There are no overdue charges as they return themselves and they're free to download.
- You can use a computer free of charge for browsing the internet, email, online services and more.
Digital library resources
If you're eligible, you can borrow a laptop, Chromebook or tablet from your local library to use at home or get up to 6 months of free data.
The British Film Institute (BFI) allows you to access and watch thousands of films, TV programmes and videos on BFI Replay at the library.
You can browse our catalogue of eBooks, eAudiobooks and ePress (eMagazines and eNewspapers) for free.
Historical records and special collections
Advice and resources to help you trace your family history in the borough of Rochdale.
Local Studies Centres keep resources from the local area including historical newspapers, burial records, census records, photographs, and more.
We've got a range of special collections, large print books, vocal scores, activities and more at our libraries.