Chorlton Library

  1. The main library is currently closed for refurbishment. We are running a reduced service from a temporary library in Chorlton Libraries’ extension, see below for details, including revised opening hours. The magnificently refurbished library will be fully re-opened in 2025. Your nearest libraries are: Didsbury 0161 227 3755 or Withington 0161 227 3720.

  2. Chorlton library 2016

  3. Address

    Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PN

  4. Telephone

    0161 227 3700

  5. Email

  6. 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.

  7. Opening times for library

    Opening times for the temporary library:

    During the refurbishment, the temporary library is open in the extension with a reduced service including computers, Wifi, reservation collection and a reduced number of books.

    Opening hours will be: 

    Monday - 9am to 5pm  

    Tuesday - 9am to 8pm 

    Wednesday - Closed 

    Thursday - 9am to 5pm 

    Friday - 9am to 5pm 

    Saturday - 9am to 5pm 

    We look forward to the transformed library reopening in full in 2025

    During the refurbishment, regular activities will move to the Edge Theatre on Manchester Road. 

    These include:

    Tuesdays - 10am to 11am -  Age Friendly Coffee morning

    Fridays (during termtime) - 11am - Storytime 

    Fridays (during holidays) - 11am - children's activities

                                                2pm Grand day out.

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