Sandbach Library

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Sandbach Library
The Commons
CW11 1FJ (Location Map)

Phone: 01270 375355
Fax: 01270 759656

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Sandbach Library

Opening hours

Please note, the Customer Service enquiry desk closes 15 minutes before the library closing time.

Sandbach Library Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09.00 - 13.00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

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Parking at Sandbach Library

Free parking is available in the large car park opposite the library every day except Thursdays (market day) and Autumn Wakes Weekend.

Disabled parking

There are several designated spaces in the adjacent car park.

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Christmas crafts

Call into the library during open hours between Monday 4 and Saturday 16 December for a variety of children's Christmas crafts. There will be a small charge for these activities.

Christmas storytime

Join us on Monday 18 December at 10.30am for half an hour of festive stories.

Christmas music

On Monday 18 December at 2.00-4.00pm enjoy music and carols performed by a brass quartet. Refreshments available.

Christmas goodnight

On Wednesday 20 December cosy up and enjoy seasonal stories and rhymes at 5.30-6.30pm. This is a free family event, but please book in advance. Teddies and pyjamas welcome.

Christmas badges

Call into the library during open hours between the Monday 18 and Saturday 23 December and make a Christmas badge or keyring. There will be a small charge for this activity.

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The library will be closed on Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January 2018 for the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day bank holidays.

Family rhymetime

Join us on Saturday 13 January for a family rhymetime. Contact the library for further details.

Save money at your library week

Look out for special events during our focus week from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 January. Further details to follow here and on our Facebook page. Plans so far include launching get online sessions to help people make the most of money saving opportunities, such as switching energy suppliers. 

IT Buddy

There is an IT Buddy available to help with computer basics, including email and browsing the internet. Please contact the library for details and to book a place.

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Activities at Sandbach Library


  • Book Lovers Group - 2.00-3.00pm - second Monday of the month. Share your love of reading, meet people and enjoy a drink and a chat
  • Chapter Chat Reading Group - 3.45-4.45pm - monthly. Meets on the third Monday of each month. Free reading group for young people aged 6-10 years. Next date is 15 January
  • Reading Group - 7.00pm - monthly. Annual fee of around £10 per person. Contact Rowena at the library for details of the next meeting
  • Under 5s Storytime - 10.30-11.00am - Weekly in term time only. Join us for stories old and new! Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Baby Bounce - 2.00-2.30pm- weekly in term time only. Free. Suitable for babies from 0 to walking age only. Resumes on 9 January 2018
  • Frenchtastic for Toddlers - 9.30-10.30am - weekly. Contact the library for details
  • Get on Line - 2.30-3.30pm - weekly. Learn online basics to help you to access services online, using Learn my Way. Free, but please book as places are limited.


  • LEGO Club - 4.30-5.30pm - monthly, on first Wednesday of each month. Please book in advance.
  • Sandbach Readers - 6.45-8.00pm - Meet first and third Wednesday of the month. New members welcome
  • Under 5s Rhymetime - 10.30-11.00 - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Get on Line - 10.00-11.00am - weekly. Learn online basics to help you to access services online, using Learn my Way. Free, but please book as places are limited.
  • Relish reading group - 2.30-3.30pm - weekly. Promoting wellbeing through shared reading. £2.00, including refreshments


  • Bored? Game Club - 10.30-11.30 - monthly. Aimed at children aged 4 or more years. Please contact the library for further details and dates
  • Children's Crafts - drop-in - monthly. Please contact the library for further details and dates

Other organisations in this library

Cheshire East Citizens Advice outreach service

Free drop-in service for information and advice on Wednesdays between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.

Cheshire Neighbours Credit Union

There will be a representative from the Cheshire Neighbours credit union in the library on Fridays between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.

Macmillan Help Desk

There is a staffed help desk in the library on alternate Wednesday mornings.


Pilates class in the library every Tuesday at 11.15am - 12.15pm.

Police Surgery

There is a Police surgery in the library once a month, on a Saturday between 11.00am and 12.00 noon. Please contact the library for dates.


University of the Third Age advice desk is available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, between 9.30am and 11.30am. The U3A Information Board is available inside the library building.

Work Club

If you need support getting back into work then why not join us at Sandbach Library. You can access the latest jobs online and search the local papers for work. Computers have been reserved for Work Club members.

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.