More libraries are opening!  And we’re really looking forward to seeing you again!

From Monday 12 April, Eccles Library, Broughton Library, Swinton Library, Pendleton Library  and Walkden Library will be open for Browsing Appointments and PC Appointments.

The emphasis will continue to be on the safety of our customers and our staff, so there are still some necessary restrictions in place, including on the duration of your visit. We will be following government advice and applying strict safety measures, especially around social distancing, cleaning and hygiene, and we will be asking all customers to co-operate.

The opening hours for Eccles Library, Pendleton Library and Walkden Library will be:

  • Monday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Friday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday – 10.00am to 1.00pm

The opening hours for Broughton Library will be:

  • Monday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Friday – 10.00am to 5.30pm

The opening hours for Swinton Library will be:

  • Monday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Friday – 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday – 9.00am to 12.00pm

Browsing

Call us to arrange to choose and borrow books from any of the libraries.

  • Call 0161 607 8237 to arrange your Browsing appointment at Eccles Library
  • Call 0161 686 5405 to arrange your Browsing appointment at Broughton Library
  • Call 0161 686 5421 to arrange your Browsing appointment at Pendleton Library
  • Call 0161 793 3736 to arrange your Browsing appointment at Swinton Library
  • Call 0161 607 6639 to arrange your Browsing appointment at Swinton Library

Find out more about the Browsing Appointments service →

PC Appointments

Call us to book a 60-minute appointment to use a computer. We will explain new procedures, including cleaning the PCs.  Staff will be on hand to ensure you are able to log on to a PC but will only be able to provide limited help because of social distancing requirements. Printing will be available at all libraries.

  • Call 0161 607 8237 to arrange your PC appointment at Eccles Library
  • Call 0161 686 5405 to arrange your PC appointment at Broughton Library
  • Call 0161 686 5421 to arrange your PC appointment at Pendleton Library
  • Call 0161 793 3736 to arrange your PC appointment at Swinton Library
  • We will confirm the phone number for Walkden Library asap.

Find out more about our PC Appointments service →

We strongly recommend booking an appointment in advance to be certain that you can visit at your preferred time.

Remember, if you are unable to get to a library, you can still access some of our other library services including Books@Home and BorrowBox.

More libraries will be re-opening in May.  We will keep you informed on this page.

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