Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PN
0161 227 3700
About this library
This cornerstone of Chorlton life is a gem that was funded by Scottish-American benefactor Andrew Carnegie in 1914. It’s a listed building, protected forever from demolition and bad redevelopment.
Carnegie asked for the original plans of the library to be shipped to him in New York for approval. So the Council popped them onto the Titanic. You know the sad ending to that story already.
This second busiest library in the city has had a refurb! There are a range of new books, comfy sofas and a dedicated space for tots.
Opening times for library
Computer access within the library will shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.
- Monday: 9am-5pm
- Tuesday: 9am-8pm
- Wednesday: closed
- Thursday: 9am-8pm
- Friday: 9am-5pm
- Saturday: 9am-1pm 2-5pm
Bank holidays we are closed.
- Benefits surgery (help & advice about Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit) on Thursday 10am-4.30pm phone 0161 234 3695 for an appointment
- Councillors' surgery on Saturday 10.30-11.30am - Labour (no appointment necessary)
- Tiny tots & toddler time on Friday 10.30-11.00am (term time only)
- Silver surfers (over 50's) ICT drop in session - Friday 2-4pm (no appointment necessary)
- Our reading group for general fiction meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month 7.30-8.30pm - everyone is welcome
- Books for loan including other languages: Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Polish, Urdu
- CDs & CD ROMs for loan
- Free wifi in Manchester including libraries
- Computer facilities, internet & free computers
- DVDs for loan
- Exhibition space
- Health information point
- Language courses for loan
- Local studies collection
- Meeting room to hire
- Newspapers and magazines
- Printing and photocopying
- Surestart - programme of activities for under 5's and their families
- Talking books for loan
There may be a charge for some services see fines and charges
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