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.

Phased re-opening of libraries

We are beginning a phased re-opening of our libraries from Monday 6 July. There will be restricted opening hours and limited services, with bookings necessary for computer use and Customer Service enquiries. Covid-19 secure measures will be in place to make each of our libraries as safe as possible when they re-open. For further information about available services please visit our Latest News page.

  • Monday 6 July - Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Poynton and Wilmslow libraries will re-open
  • Monday 13 July - Handforth, Knutsford and Sandbach libraries will re-open
  • Tuesday 14 July - Bollington library will re-open
  • Monday 20 July - Holmes Chapel and Middlewich libraries will re-open
  • Tuesday 21 July - Disley library will re-open

Dates for Alderley Edge, Prestbury and the Mobile library to be announced. 

Libraries opening hours
LibraryMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Alderley Edge Closed Closed

Closed

Closed Closed Closed
Alsager 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10.00 - 16.00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 09:30 - 12:00
Bollington Closed 09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 13:30 - 16:30 13:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 12:30
Congleton

10:00 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00
Crewe

09:30 - 12:30

14.00 - 17.30

09:30 - 12:30

14.00 - 17.30

09:30 - 12:30

14.00 - 17.30

09:30 - 12:30

14.00 - 17.30

09:30 - 12:30

14.00 - 17.30

09:30 - 13:00
Disley Closed 9.30 - 12.30 9.30 - 12.30 14.30 - 17.30 14.30 - 17.30 9.00 - 12.00
Handforth

10.00 - 13.00

14.00 - 16.00

10.00 - 13.00

14.00 - 16.00

Closed

10.00 - 13.00

14.00 - 16.00

Closed Closed
Holmes Chapel

10.00 -  16.30

10.00 -  16.30

10.00 -  16.30

Closed

10:00 - 16:30 10.00 - 13:00
Knutsford

10.00 -  13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10.00 -  13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00

10.00 -  13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10.00 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.30

10:00 - 13:00
Macclesfield

09:30 - 12:30

13.30 - 16.30

09:30 - 12:30

13.30 - 16.30

09:30 - 12:30

13.30 - 16.30

09:30 - 12:30

13.30 - 16.30

09:30 - 12:30

13.30 - 16.30

09:30 - 12:30
Middlewich

9.30 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.00

9.30 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.00

Closed

9.30 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.00

9.30 - 13:00

14.00 - 16.00

09:30 - 12:30
Nantwich 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 09:30 - 12:00
Poynton 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10.00 - 16.00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 09:00 - 12:00
Prestbury Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Sandbach 09:30 - 16:00 09:30 - 16:00 09:30 - 16:00 09.30 - 16.00 09:30 - 16:00 09:30 - 12:30
Wilmslow 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 12:00
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