Handforth Library

Handforth Library

The Green
Wilmslow Road

Phone: 01625 378272

Email: handforth.library@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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Handforth Library

Customer service desk

You can call in with a Customer Service Desk (Blue Badge, Benefits, Railcards) enquiry, but there may be times when you will have to wait for a member of staff. Alternatively, you can make an appointment in advance to ensure staff are available.

Opening hours

The Customer Service enquiry desk and the  public computers close down 15 minutes before the library closing time.

Handforth Library Opening hours
DayOpening Hours

09.30 - 17.00


09.30 - 19.00

Wednesday Closed

09.30 - 17.00


09.30 - 17.00

Saturday 09.30 - 13.00
Sunday Closed

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You can join the library online or in person.

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Parking is available behind the library. Other parking is signposted in the village.

Disabled parking

Parking is available behind the library.

What's New?

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The library will be closed for Christmas from Saturday 24 December until Wednesday 28 December inclusive. Normal opening hours will resume on Thursday 29 December. The library will also be closed on Saturday 31 December and Monday 2 January for the New Year.

IT Buddy

Need help using computers? Book a free one hour session with an IT Buddy. Available Friday mornings. Contact the library for details and to book.

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Activities at Handforth Library


  • Stories and Songs - 11.00 - 11.30am - weekly, during term time only. Stories, rhymes and activities for pre-school children and their grown-ups. Great for active toddlers – sitting is optional! Free; no need to book in advance


  • Book Lovers Group - 5.30 - 6.30pm - monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month. Different theme each month, so there are no set books to read. Just bring your book recommendations to share with the group. Free. No need to book, just drop in. New members welcome. Next date is 13 December and the theme is historical
  • LEGO Club - 4.00 - 5.00pm - monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Suitable for children aged 2 years and over. Free; no need to book
  • Rhymetime - 11.00 - 11.30am - weekly, during term time only. Suitable for pre-school children. Free; no need to book


  • Baby Bounce - 11.00 - 11.30am - weekly, during term time only. For babies under 1 year old. Free; no need to book


  • Coffee morning - 10.00 - 11.30am - weekly. Relax, chat and enjoy a hot drink and refreshments. Drop-in; no need to book


  • Crochet Group - 10.00am - 12.30pm - weekly. A chance to enjoy the therapeutic and calming benefits of crochet, in a group run by Lisa Bradley. Free; all abilities welcome. Knitters welcome too
  • LEGO Club - 10.00 - 11.00am - monthly on the third Saturday of each month. Suitable for children aged 2 years and over. Free; no need to book

Page last reviewed: 05 December 2022