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 Spaces
With a free library account, you can reserve, request and renew items, and so much more.Access your library account
Digital Tech (Digitech) Library
Borrow a laptop, Chromebook or tablet from your local library to use at home. You can also get free data and help with digital skills.Apply to borrow a computer or tablet
Computers in the library
Book a session to use a computer and the internet for free in any of our libraries.Book a session
Printing and photocopying
You have access to printers and photocopiers at most of our libraries. View charges for using these.Charges for library services
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.
Historical records and special collections
Tracing your family history
Advice and resources to help you trace your family history in the borough of Rochdale.
Local Studies Centres
Local Studies Centres keep resources from the local area including historical newspapers, burial records, census records, photographs, and more.
Special collections at the library
We've got a range of special collections, large print books, vocal scores, activities and more at our libraries.
Get more out of your local library
Libraries in the borough of Rochdale
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.
Councillors and committees
Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.