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Rochdale Central Library

Address: Rochdale Central Library, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.
Location on map: view Rochdale Central Library on Google Maps.

​Opening times at Rochdale Central Library

Customer service centre: there's a customer service centre based in Rochdale Central Library. View customer service centre opening times

Library: the services at this library are available during the following hours. We're closed on bank holidays.

DayOpening times
Monday, Wednesday and Friday9am-5pm
Tuesday and Thursday9am-6pm

Services at Rochdale Central Library

You can access a range of services at Rochdale Central Library. See charges for library services.

  • Request and Collect library books - a way for you to borrow books without going into the library.
  • Browse and borrow books - browse the shelves and ask a staff member to check the books out of the library for you.
  • Return books

Facilities and access at Rochdale Central Library

Rochdale Central Library has:

  • Pay and display parking including disabled bays nearby
  • Full disabled access including an accessible toilet
  • Children's library
  • Meeting rooms

Play the digital piano

We've got a digital piano at Rochdale Central Library, next to the Children’s Library. You can use it for practice or fun and it's really simple to use. Best of all, you can use it for FREE and there's no need to book. You can use it any time the library is open. There are built-in piano games for children to play, or piano lessons if you’d like to learn.

We've attached instructions to the digital piano in case you get stuck, or you can ask a member of the library staff for help. Please note that we provide headphones on our digital piano and only 1 person at any given time can use it.


Changes to library services

Occasionally, there are short-term and emergency changes to some of our library services.

To keep up to date with any changes, please visit our libraries Facebook page.


0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm.

Visit Rochdale Borough Libraries' Facebook page

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 and eMagazines 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