Macclesfield Library

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Macclesfield Library
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Phone: 01625 374000

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Macclesfield Library

Opening hours

Macclesfield Library Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

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Parking at Macclesfield Library

The only approach to the library by car is via the Hibel Road end of Jordangate. Macclesfield has a number of public car parks, but the most convenient is Jordangate Multi-Storey Car Park which is at the traffic lights on the corner of Hibel Road and Jordangate. A short stay car park (up to 30 minutes) can be found behind the Town Hall on Brunswick Street.

Disabled parking

Limited disabled parking can be found at the side of the library, next to the Post Office’s sorting Office, and also just past the library, near the Town Hall.

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Tablet and tea

Need help with your tablet, smartphone or laptop? Bring it along to our free Tablet and Tea session and we will try to help while you enjoy a cuppa. Just pop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon on Friday 16 February 2018.

Where am I? photograph competition

As part of our Local History celebrations we will be running a photograph competition from Saturday 3 February until Saturday 24 February. Identify the locations in our 20 photographs from around Macclesfield for a chance to win a prize. Prizes include: a print of your favourite photograph from the Cheshire Image Bank website; two tickets to a Macclesfield Town Football Club home match of your choice; or two annual passes to Macclesfield Museums.

Local History trail for children

We will be running a children's library trail between Saturday 3 and Saturday 24 February, as part of our Local History celebrations. Find the 10 pictures of old Macclesfield hidden around the library and answer the questions for a chance to win a prize.

LEGO clubs

On Thursday 22 February we have two holiday LEGO Clubs at 10.30-11.30am and 2.00-3.00pm. Both sessions are free, but please book in advance.

Bright Stanley story and drawing workshop

On Saturday 3 March at 10.30am we are celebrating World Book Day with author and illustrator, Matt Buckingham, the creator of Bright Stanley. There will also be Bright Stanley books to buy and Matt will be signing copies. Contact the library for further details.

52 Skidoo present

On Friday 16 March at 7.30pm we are hosting the Joint is Jumpin', a Cheshire Rural Touring Arts performance by 52 Skidoo. Enjoy music, comedy and theatre with 1920s band 52 Skidoo, an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits, and outlaws performing Harlem Swing. Wear your best twenties get-up and dance the night away! Suitable for children aged 12 and over. Tickets £8.00; £7.00 concessions; £25 family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets available from the library or online via Ticketsource.

We need your help!

When people are unable to visit the library through age or disability, or perhaps are unable to carry their own books and have no one to do it for them, Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) volunteers and the library provide a delivery service to homes, free of charge. 

This service depends on the RVS volunteers and at present we do not have enough volunteers to meet demand. The commitment would be to a Tuesday or Wednesday morning once a fortnight. Petrol or diesel expenses will be paid. Please contact the library for further details if you are interested in volunteering.

The difference you could make to someone's life is huge and it could make you feel better too!

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Activities at Macclesfield Library


  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.00 per hour
  • Under 5's rhymetime - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Afternoon Story and Tea - 2.00-3.00pm - monthly on first Tuesday of each month. Short story readings for adults, followed by discussion over hot drinks and biscuits. Free, drop-in session
  • IT Buddy - mornings - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.00 per hour
  • Under 5's rhymetime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Book Club - 6.00-7.00pm - monthly. Meets on first Thursday of each month. Please book, as places are limited
  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.00 per hour
  • LEGO Club - 4.30-5.30pm - monthly on last Thursday of every month. Free, but please book as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 4 years and over


  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.00 per hour

Other organisations in this library

Anne's Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga tutor for 15 years)

Tuesday mornings at 10.00-11.30am, a class for those with some experience of Yoga as the poses are challenging. £7.50 per class.

There is a class for total beginners on Tuesdays at 12.00-1.00pm. An introduction to Hatha Yoga, the first few weeks will take you through the poses to stretch and strengthen your muscles, also including ten minutes relaxation to calm and still the mind. £5.00 per class.

New Chair Yoga class on Monday mornings at 10.00-11.00am. This class is suitable for post-operative surgery, for dodgy knees and hips, and most health issues - back pain, anxiety, and muscle stiffness. The class is even suitable for those who cannot sit on the floor easily. £30.00 for seven one-hour classes from Monday 12 February until Monday 26 March 2018 (The first class is free).

If you are interested in either class contact or telephone 01625 260 493.

Macclesfield Historical Society

The society meets in the library on the second Friday of the month at 7.45pm during the winter. From April onwards there are visits to historical sites throughout the summer.

Macclesfield Writers Group

The group meets every Thursday at 2.00-4.00pm. For more information contact Sandy Milsom on 01625 573850 or email

Physio Pilates class

Classes every Wednesday at 6.00-7.00pm. For further information please email

Saffron's Yoga

  • Pregnancy Yoga on Tuesdays at 7.00-8.30pm. Cost is £7.50 per session
  • Baby Yoga on Tuesdays at 10.00-11.00am and 11.30am-12.30pm. Cost is £45 for a 6 week course
  • Baby Yoga on Fridays at 11.30am-12.30pm. Cost is £45 for a 6 week course 
  • Wigglers to Walkers on Fridays at 10.00-11.00am. Cost is £6.00 per session

For further information about these classes please call Saffron on 01625 432997, or email or visit Saffron's Yoga website.

Work Club

If you need support getting back into work then why not join us at Macclesfield Library every Monday, apart from Bank Holidays, between 10.00am and 4.00pm? We have experienced careers advisors on hand to help with CV writing, job application forms, and we can help you with the Universal Job Match website. You can access the latest jobs online and search the local papers for work, or find out how to develop your skills with one of our training courses. There's no need to book; just drop in. We even have free tea and coffee available.

The club is run in conjunction with Congleton Learning Centre, as part of the East Cheshire Work Club Network. Contact Cath on 01260 290 682 or 07580 724 932 for more information. 

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