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Spotland Library

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Spotland Library

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

DayOpening times
Monday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 7.30pm

9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm

Thursday9.30am- 1pm
2pm- 5.30pm
Friday9.30pm- 1pm​
2pm - 5.30pm
Saturday9.30am- 12.30pm

Facilities at Spotland Library

Activities at Spotland Library


  • Learn my Way, 10am–11am
  • Learn my Way, 11am–12noon (book classes by arrangement)
  • Health Trainers Sessions, 2.30pm-4.30pm (every 3 weeks starting 3, August 2015)
  • Reading Group, 6.15pm- 7.15pm (monthly, dates decided at group meetings)​



  • Walking for Health. Weekly, 10am-11.30am. All welcome and refreshments available
  • Reading Group, 2pm-3pm, 1st Thursday of the month
  • Spotland Scribblers, a writing group for people who enjoy expressing themselves through their own creative writing, 2pm-3.30pm, 2nd Thursday of the month


  • Rhythm and Rhyme (under 2 years), 9.45am-10.30am (monthly - see dates below)
  • Rhythm and Rhyme (aged 2-5 years), 10.45am-11.30am (monthly - see dates below)
  • Stitch 'n' Chat, 2pm-4pm​

Please note: the Friday Rhythm and Rhyme sessions will now run monthly instead of weekly. They will run on the following dates:

  • Friday, 28 September 2018
  • Friday, 26 October 2018
  • Friday, 30 November 2018
  • Friday, 25 January 2019


​​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

Spotland Library
Ings Lane
Rochdale OL12 7AL
0300 303 8876



Access Information

  • Limited on-street car parking.
  • Disabled access to the library. ​


0300 303 8876

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

Did you know?

You can join the library for FREE and anyone can join. It only takes a couple of minutes to join online. You can use your account to:

  • Borrow items from any library in Greater Manchester.
  • 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 identification when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

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