Chorlton Library

  1. Address

    Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PN

  2. Telephone

    0161 227 3700

  3. Email

  4. About this library

    This cornerstone of Chorlton life is a gem that was funded by Scottish-American benefactor Andrew Carnegie in 1914. It’s a listed building, protected forever from demolition and bad redevelopment.
    Carnegie asked for the original plans of the library to be shipped to him in New York for approval. So the Council popped them onto the Titanic. You know the sad ending to that story already.

    This second busiest library in the city has had a refurb! There are a range of new books, comfy sofas and a dedicated space for tots.

  5. Opening times for library

    • Tuesdays  from 11am to 3pm
    • Thursdays  from 11am to 3pm
    • Saturdays from 11am to 3pm

    The library will be available for use by over 60s from 10am to 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  6. Parking


  7. Location

  8. Regular Events

    Due to Coronavirus these events will not be available.
    • Tiny tots and toddler time, every Friday 10.30am to 11am (term time only);
    • Jeff Smith MP Manchester Withington holds regular advice surgeries for local residents on third Friday in every month 3.30-4.30pm you can book an appointment or just turn up. Contact details email: or call 445 0678;
    • Grand Day Out with IT support every Friday 2-4pm - scrabble, ICT, trips out etc; and
    • Midwifery breast feeding advice every Tuesday 11:00am to 12:30pm, to offer support, gain advice and encouragement to breastfeed successfully. A chance to meet other new parents to share experiences.
    View the regular events at Chorlton Library.

  9. Services

    There may be a charge for some services see fines and charges

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