Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Libraries opening times

If you need library information or to renew your books outside of opening hours you can ring the 24 hour telephone line on 0300 123 7739 or use the Cheshire Libraries Catalogue. Renewing or reserving items online requires your library card number and Personal Identification Number (PIN). Telephone renewals do not require a PIN.

Please note: The Customer Services enquiry desk for blue badges, concessionary travel, benefits and other council enquiries, closes fifteen minutes before the library's actual closing time.

The public computers also close fifteen minutes before closing time.

Libraries closed across Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council took the decision to close all libraries, including the mobile library, from Monday 23rd March, to protect visitors and staff from the risk of Covid-19/Coronavirus. Libraries could not guarantee maintaining a safe service for staff and visitors within the buildings, alongside the need for everyone to follow social distancing safety guidelines. The closure will be reviewed regularly.

Any library member who has items on loan will not receive any penalty charges, and all items will be automatically renewed until libraries re-open. We will continue to offer a range of online services that can be accessed by visiting our homepage

Libraries opening hours
LibraryMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Alderley Edge Closed 09:30 - 13:30

09:30 - 13:30

14:30 - 19:00 13:00 - 17:00 09:30 - 13:00
Alsager 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09.00 - 17.00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Bollington Closed 09:30 - 19:00 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 13:00
Congleton 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 17:00

09.00 - 17.00

09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Crewe 09:00 - 18:00 09:00 - 18:00 09:00 - 18:00 09:00 - 18:00 09:00 - 18:00 09:00 - 13:00
Disley Closed 9.00 - 13:00 9:00 - 13.00 14.00-18.00 14:00 - 18:00 9:00 - 13:00
Handforth 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 19:00 Closed 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 13:00
Holmes Chapel 9.30 -  17:00 09:30 -  17:00 09.30 - 13.00 09:30 - 19:00 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 13:00
Knutsford 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Macclesfield 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Middlewich 9.30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Closed 09:30 - 19:00 09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 13:00
Nantwich 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Poynton 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09.00 - 17.00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Prestbury Closed 10:15 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
Closed Closed 10:15 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
Closed
Sandbach 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09.00 - 17.00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00
Wilmslow 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 19:00 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 13:00