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Darnhill Library

Darnhill Library is currently closed on a temporary basis. We hope to reopen soon.

In the interim you can return your books to Heywood Library or any library in the borough. If you need to extend your loan period you can renew them online.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Opening times at Darnhill Library

The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.

Please note we're reviewing our library opening hours and the library will close at 5.30pm on Mondays until further notice. Find another library with extended opening hours

DayOpening times

Facilities at Darnhill Library

Activities at Darnhill Library


  • Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s, 10am-11.30am
  • ​​Creative Writing workshop, 2pm-4pm (every second Monday of the month)


  • Yoga, ​9.30am-1​0.30​​am


  • Community​ Group, 2pm-4pm
  • IT Training Sessions, 11.30am-12.30pm


  • Councillors' Surgery 2.30pm-3.30pm (second Friday of the month)
  • Tai Chi (Sun style) 3.30pm-4.30pm


  • Local councillors​ surgery 9.30am-10.30am​ (every fourth Saturday of the month)

​​Events in our libraries

We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.

See events in libraries

Bookstart Bear Club sessions

Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

Find your next local Bookstart Bear Club sessions

IT training sessions

Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier, you can join our free IT courses whatever your skill level. From starting with a keyboard and mouse, email to shopping online and much more.

See a list of IT training sessions in libraries

Reading groups

Lots of people enjoy discussing books with other readers, many of our libraries host reading groups. Find a reading group near you.

How to get there

Darnhill Library
Argyle Parade
Heywood OL10 3RY

0300 303 8876


Access information

  • Large free car park
  • Disabled access, including disabled toilet facilities​


0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Did you know?

Joining a library is FREE. You can join any library in England and Wales to use their facilities.

So, if you can't find it with us, take a look at the services on offer at a different library.

Join Rochdale borough libraries

It only takes a couple of minutes to join the library online. You can use your library membership to:

  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Access a range of online resources.
  • Borrow items from any library in the Greater Manchester Consortium.

Please remember to bring identification when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

Join the library