Special collections at the library

BBC micro:bits

Thanks to the Micro:Bit Foundation, you can now borrow micro:bits from Castleton, Littleborough, Middleton, Norden and Rochdale Central libraries for up to 3 weeks.

What are micro:bits?

The BBC micro:bit is a mini-computer you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.

How can I borrow a micro:bit starter kit?

If you're a library member, you can borrow a micro:bit starter kit which contains one of all of the following:

  • BBC micro:bit
  • Battery pack with batteries
  • Small USB cable
  • Safety leaflet and how-to guide

Who can borrow a micro:bit starter kit?

You need to be at least 14 years old to borrow a starter kit. If you're under 14, you can ask an adult to borrow one on your behalf.

You can use the library catalogue to borrow and reserve a micro:bit which you can then collect and return to any library in the borough.

What if my micro:bit is broken?

If your borrowed micro:bit is damaged or malfunctioning, please return it to your nearest library so we can replace it for you.

Reserve a micro:bit