Libraries and customer service centres

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...

Digital library resources

Historical records and special collections

  • Old photographs.

    Tracing your family history

    Advice and resources to help you trace your family history in the borough of Rochdale.

  • The exterior of Touchstones, Rochdale.

    Local Studies Centres

    Local Studies Centres keep resources from the local area including historical newspapers, burial records, census records, photographs, and more.

  • Visitors to Rochdale Central Library.

    Special collections at the library

    We've got a range of special collections, large print books, vocal scores, activities and more at our libraries.

Decision making

  • cartoon image of people with a giant filing system

    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

  • Councillor's committees

    Councillors and committees

    Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.