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Middleton Library

Middleton Library is an historic building dating from 1889 situated in a pleasant Victorian park (opposite The Old Boar’s Head pub) within the town’s conservation area.

Opening times at Middleton Library

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

DayOpening times

Facilities at Middleton Library

  • Books in large print
  • Audio books
  • FREE public WiFi
  • Study area
  • Photocopier
  • Local history resources
  • Graphic novels

Activities at Middleton Library


  • Coffee morning, hosted by Rochdale Connections Trust, 10am - 12noon. All welcome. Free of charge. Get ​help with practical matters such as rent/housing issues, budgeting, benefits, liaising with schools and/or education welfare and parenting matters
  • Big Life Living Well sessions. To book contact 01706 751190
  • ​Family History Helpdesk. 2pm-4pm. Once every 3 weeks- ask library staff for more details. In partnership with the Manchester and Lancashire F​amily History Society​
  • Knitting Group, 5pm-7pm


  • Big Life Living Well sessions. To book contact 01706 751190
  • Stop Smoking sessions. 9.30am-12.30pm. To book contact 01706 751190
  • LivingWell Wellbeing short courses. 1.30pm-3pm. To book contact 01706 751190


  • ​​​​Bookstart Bear Club (children 15+ months) 9.45am-10.45am
  • iPad and Tablet drop-in session, provided by our O2 Guru. Every other Wednesday, 10am-12noon. Individual one-to-one bookings possible, please speak to library staff
  • Beginners computer classes, 10.30am-11.30am, no booking required
  • Bookstart Baby (children 0-15 months) 11.15am-11.45am


  • Local Studies Helpdesk, first Thursday of the month, 9.30am-12.30pm. A member of the Local Studies Team based at Touchstones will be available to offer help and advice
  • ​​​​​Middleton Family ​​History Group, 10am-12noon​
  • LivingWell Arts and Crafts session, 1pm-3pm, no booking required, all materials provided


  • Middleton Library Code Club (for children aged 8-12). Every other Saturday 10am-11am. Free, no booking required
  • Middleton Reading Group, last Saturday of each month, 2.30pm-3.30pm, except December​

​​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 you 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 g​roup near you.


Middleton Library
Long Street
Middleton M24 6DU
0300 303 8876

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Access Information

  • Limited free parking is available next to the building.


0300 303 8876

8am-6pm Monday to Friday​

Join the library

It's FREE to join and only takes a couple of minutes to complete our secure form. You can use your account to:

  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Access a range of online resources from help with passing your driving theory test to advice for local businesses.

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

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