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Wardle Library

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Opening times at Wardle Library

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

DayOpening times

Facilities​ at Wardle Library

Activities at Wardle Library


  • Wardle Art Group, 2pm-4pm
  • Knitting Group, 5.30pm-7pm (every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month)
  • Wardle Reading Group, 6.30pm-7.15pm - 1st Monday of the month


  • Wardle Friends and Neighbours, 1pm-3.30pm


  • Knitting Group, 2pm-4pm
  • Wardle Society, 7pm-9pm, 1st Thursday of each month​


  • Drop-in Lego session. Every Saturday, 10.30am-12noon. Children of all ages welcome

​​​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 session

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

Wardle Library
448 Birch Road
Rochdale OL12 9LH
0300 303 8876

Access information

  • Limited free car parking including disabled bays.
  • Disabled access is limited, some help may be required.


Read some of the feedback we've received from library customers.

"I would like to acknowledge the 2 female members of staff in Spotland Library. My daughter and I visited yesterday (4 April 2014) as we do every couple of weeks. Both ladies are very friendly, helpful and always make time to chat with my 3 year old daughter. They both make visiting the library a really lovely experience! Please pass on my thanks to them, they are doing a wonderful job! "​​


0300 303 8876

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

Did you know?

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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.

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