Rochdale Central Library is on the ground floor of Number One Riverside. The multi use public building is in Rochdale town centre and has a Bean Coffee Shop, meeting rooms and council customer service point.
The library is open during the following hours, we're closed on bank holidays.
Activities at the library
- Macular Degeneration Group, 1.30pm-3.30pm (monthly)
- Wordweavers Group, 5.30pm (every second and fourth Monday of the month)
- Epilepsy Support Group, 6pm-7.15pm (third Monday of the month)
- O2 Guru help and advice, 10am-12noon
- Reading Group, 1pm (every 3 weeks)
- Stop Smoking sessions, 1pm-5pm (appointment only)
- Bookstart Bear Club for the under 5s, 1.30pm-2.30pm
- IT Session, 2pm - 4pm
- IT Session, 10am - 12noon
- Stop Smoking sessions, 9am-1pm (appointment only)
- CVS drop-in, 1pm-3pm (first Friday of the month)
- Story and Craft Activity, 11.30am-12.30pm (on the first and third Saturday of each month)
Events in our libraries
We have lots of special events and activities taking place in our libraries across the borough.
Bookstart Bear Club sessions
Bookstart Bear Club sessions inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
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.
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
Rochdale Central Library
Number One Riverside
0300 303 8876