Manchester City Council

Didsbury Library

  1. Address

    692 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DN

  2. Telephone

    0161 227 3755

  3. Email

  4. About this library

    One hundred years ago, the generous Scottish-American Andrew Carnegie funded this fabulous library building in Didsbury. And since 1915, when it was opened with a golden key, generations of Didsbury villagers have learned to love stories and learning and literature here.
    Still going strong, his wonderful gift awaits you . . . the books still free, plus DVDs, wifi, local history, reading groups and fun activities for the next generation. What a gift.

  5. Opening times for library

    Computer access within the library will shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

    • Opening hours
    • Monday 9am–8pm
    • Tuesday 9am–8pm
    • Wednesday closed
    • Thursday 9am–5pm
    • Friday 9am–5pm
    • Saturday 9am–1pm, 2–5pm
    • Sunday closed

    Bank holidays we are closed.

  6. Parking

    Yes - access to the car park is to the rear of the library, off Barlow Moor Road

  7. Location

  8. Regular Events

    • Al-Anon every Fridays 12-2pm. Hope for friends and families of problem drinkers or phone for local groups 0207 4030888. Al-anon and alateen.
    • Childrens French books to borrow, alternate Saturdays 2-4.30pm - La Petite Ecole de Manchester is a Saturday school for children from French speaking families from ages 3 to 15 years. We have a small library of French language childrens books to loan – phone library for details; 
    • Tiny tots and toddler time every Monday 2pm to 2.30pm and every Thursday 10am to 10.30am (term time only);
    • Tiny tots and toddler time in French alternate Tuesdays 11am to 11.30am (term time only), phone library for more details;
    • French library alternate Saturdays, phone library for more information 2-4.30pm;  
    • Good neighbours silver surfers every Wednesday 10-11.30am - over 55s IT drop in session; and
    • Literature group Mondays (first and third of the month) 12-1.30pm, come along to discuss literature. 

    View the regular events at Didsbury Library. 

  9. Services

    • Books for loan
    • CDs for loan
    • Children's DVDs for loan
    • Free wifi
    • Computer facilities, internet & free computers
    • DVDs for loan
    • Exhibition space
    • Health information point
    • Language courses for loan
    • Local studies collection
    • Newspapers and magazines
    • Printing and photocopying
    • Reading group
    • Talking books for loan

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

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