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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What's New?

Get Online Week 2017, 2 - 7 October

Book a free one-to-one IT Buddy session (Monday to Friday), or try one of our free drop-in events:

  • Wednesday 4 October at 10.00-12.00 noon, Online Basics. Get started with one of the free computer courses on the Learn My Way website. Includes how to use a computer, search the internet, send an email, and more
  • Thursday 5 October at 2.00-4.00pm, e-Resources. Come along and find out about the free online resources available to library members. Includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Which? reports, music streaming, dictionaries, newspapers, family history resources, and more!
  • Friday 6 October at 10.00-12.00 noon, Tablet and Tea. Need help with your tablet or smartphone? Bring it along and we will help you

union jill smallUnion Jill musical duo

On Friday 6 October at 7.30pm we are pleased to welcome Union Jill, a Yorkshire-based duo who have been touring the country's festivals and folk clubs with their distinctive harmonies, storytelling and lighthearted performances for over a decade. Their show, Letting off Steam, embraces the audience as they craft a journey through clever lyrics and soaring vocals. The duo are about to launch their fourth album, and are currently touring with BBC 4's stand-up poet, Kate Fox. Tickets £7.50; concessions £6.00 from the library or via Ticketsource. This is a Cheshire Rural Touring Arts Live in Libraries event. 

Libraries Week 2017, 9-14 October

Come along to one of our free events and help us celebrate libraries. On Saturday 14 October we have a Family Rhymetime at 10.00am and a Community Coffee Morning at 10.30-12.00 noon. Meet representatives from Macmillan, RVS, Bipolar UK, Macclesfield Camera Club, Macclesfield Lit and Phil Society, and our local PCSO. Macclesfield Flower Club will be offering the opportunity to try your hand at a spot of flower arranging, too. 

We have two Brownie groups visiting us for reading for pleasure sessions on Tuesdays 10 and 17 October, and two class visits during the week, followed by nine more classes the following week - so expect the library to be busy!

Spooky fun

Come long for Halloween fun on Thursday 26 October at 5.30-6.30pm. Tickets £3.00; booking essential. 

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


  • Under 5's rhymetime - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • 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 - mornings - 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. Next dates are Thursday 28 September and 19 October


  • 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.

New 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.

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

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support Information and Support host a stand on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, between 11.00am and 1.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Please call in and see them for information and details of support in the local area.

Physio Pilates class

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

Police Community Support Officer

The local PCSO will be in the library on the last Saturday in the month. Just drop in between 9.30am and 11.00am for advice and information.

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 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 or Gail on 01260 290 682 or 07580 724 932 for more information. 

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