Manchester City Council

Chorlton Library

  1. Address

    Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PN

  2. Telephone

    0161 227 3700

  3. Email

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Parking


  7. Location

  8. Regular Events

    • Benefits surgery every Thursdays 10am-4pm;  
    • Jeff Smith MP holds regular advice surgeries for local residents third Friday in every month 3.30-4.30pm need to book an appointment call 445 0678 or email:; and 
    • Sure Start every Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - stay and play, baby bliss, baby massage, midwifery and breast feeding advice. Call for further information 860 6039.

  9. Services

    There may be a charge for some services see fines and charges

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