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Congleton Library

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Congleton Library
Market Square
CW12 1ET

Phone: 01260 375550

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Congleton Library

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

Opening hours

Please note, the Customer Service enquiry desk and the People's Network public computers close down 15 minutes before the library closing time.

Opening Hours for Congleton Library
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

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Parking at Congleton Library

Short stay parking is available behind the library (entrance off Market Street). Parking is free after 5.00pm.

Disabled parking

Some disabled parking is situated on Market Square near Congleton Museum, then follow the short path to the library entrance.

Alternatively, disabled parking can be found on the Fairground car park on Market Street (CW12 1BP). From there, disabled access to the lower ground floor of the library is possible (near the bus station); please ring the bell for attention. The library is situated on the upper ground floor, accessible via a lift.

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Find out more about the facilities available at Congleton Library.

What's New?

Learn my Way LMW

Now could be a good time for you, or someone in your household, to learn how to use a computer or improve their digital skills. Learn my Way has over 30 free courses designed for beginners. At the moment there's no need to register, just choose the course/s you'd like to do and complete them at your own pace. There are also more advanced courses to help develop your digital skills. Learn how to stay connected to friends and family, stay safe online, and keep up to date and informed.

Already using Learn my Way? Log into your learner account using your library's Centre ID, 3394. 

IT buddies

We have IT Buddies available to offer 1:1 computer and Ancestry lessons most days of the week, for only £2.50. Please contact the library for more information and to book.

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Activities at Congleton Library


  • Tea and Story - 2.30-3.30pm - fourth Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays). Relax and chat with refreshments and enjoy short story and poetry readings. All welcome


  • Crafternoon Tea - 2.00-3.30pm - monthly. £1.00 donation towards materials; no need to book. Please contact the library for further details
  • Under 5s Storytime - 10.30-11.00am - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • It's Debatable - 2.30-3.30pm - monthly. Free, friendly conversation club, with refreshments
  • LEGO Club - 3.30-5.00pm - weekly. Free; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Under 5s rhymetime - 10.30-11.00am - weekly. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Family activities - 10.00-12.00 noon - weekly. Join us for free drop-in crafts, games, LEGO or colouring

Other organisations in this library

Congleton Credit Union

A representative will be in the Registrar Office on the lower ground floor of the library every Saturday morning between 10.00 and 11.00am. Contact or CCCU, 12 Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH for further information.

Congleton and District Horticultural Society

The group meets in the library on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30-9.30pm. Bringing together people who enjoy any aspect of horticulture; be it gardening, growing to show, listening to talks, visiting gardens and much more. A variety of speakers are invited to give a talk at each meeting. Non-members are welcome. £4.00 per meeting; £2.50 for members. Contact 07968 186293 for more information.

Congleton Family History Society

The group meets in the library on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30-9.30pm. The society consists of family history enthusiasts with a broad knowledge of national and local history.

Congleton History Society

The group meets in the library on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30-9.00pm, from September to May. Meetings typically feature talks by members or visiting speakers. We aim to encourage research and interest in local history and historical subjects in general. Visitors are welcome. £3.00 per meeting, or become a member for just £8.00 per year. Contact or 01260 274 736.

Lip reading

Free class every Wednesday at 10.30am-12.30pm during term time only. Do you or someone you know have hearing loss and feel left out of conversations? Contact Debra at or 07791 951 577.

Macmillan Cancer Support

There is a representative from Macmillan in the library every fortnight on a Wednesday. Drop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon for advice on treatments, benefits, support groups and more. Contact the library for dates.

Police Community Support Officer

The local Police Community Support Officer will hold a surgery in the library once a month. Please contact the library for details of the next visit.

Registration Service

The Registrar is available in the ground floor office at Congleton Library on Mondays and Wednesdays strictly by appointment only. Phone 0300 123 5019 for an appointment.

Saturday coffee mornings

Meet a variety of local clubs, churches and groups in the meeting room most Saturdays between 9.00am and 12.00 noon. Contact the library for more information.

U3A poetry group

The group meets on the third Friday of the month at 11.00am-12.30pm. A friendly poetry reading group for Congleton U3A members.

Online Enquiry Service

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