Handforth Library

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Handforth Library

The Green
Wilmslow Road
SK9 3ES (Location Map)

Phone: 01625 378272

Email: libraries@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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Handforth Library

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.

Handforth Library Opening hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09.30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

Other libraries nearby

Handforth library is currently closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The following local library is open on Wednesdays:

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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?

Manchester Airport community outreach

On Tuesday 23 October at 3.00-6.30pm the community outreach desk will be in the library. Come and speak to a representative from the airport.

Creepy crafts

Join us on Monday 29 October at 10.30-11.30am for creep half-term crafts. Suitable for children aged 3 and over. 50p per craft activity, booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO stop motion animation

On Thursday 1 November at 10.00-11.30am or Friday 2 November at 3.00-4.30pm bring LEGO to life in your own short animated film. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. Tickets £1.00 per child in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn how to use the internet

On Mondays 12, 19 and 26 November at 10.00-11.30am get started on the Learn My Way free online course on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online, with dedicated help from library staff. Booking essential. 

Finding health information online

On Friday 16 November at 10.00-12.00 noon Steve Collman, Community Outreach Health Librarian, will be on hand to demonstrate how to find quality health information online. Find out how to use Google and NHS Choices more effectively, and more.

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Activities at Handforth Library


  • Storytime for under 5s - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • Book Lovers' Group - 5.30-6.30pm - monthly on the third Tuesday of every month. Refreshments available, suggested donation 50p. New members welcome. Next date is 13 November
  • IT Buddy - 10.00-11.00am - weekly. Please contact the library to book a place. £2.50 for one hour
  • LEGO Club - 4.00pm - monthly on the last Tuesday of every month. Drop-in; no need to book. Suitable for ages 2-12 years. Next dates are 30 October and 27 November
  • Under 5s rhymetime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • IT Buddy - 10.30am-2.00pm- weekly. Please contact the library to book a place. £2.50 for one hour


  • LEGO Club - 10.00-11.00am - monthly on the last Saturday of every month. Suitable for ages 2-12 years. Next dates are 27 October. There will be a LEGO card swap, so bring along your unwanted or spare cards to exchange with others. Then, 24 November

Other organisations in the library

Looking for work?

We have some great services for jobseekers. The following services offer advice and support if you are looking for or returning to work:

  • Jobcentre drop-in sessions: On Tuesdays staff from Macclesfield Jobcentre will be on hand to offer IT and job search support. Just call in between 1.00 and 3.00pm. Next dates are 23 and 30 October, and 6, 13, 20 and 27 November
  • MyWorkSearch: You can sign up to MyWorkSearch for free at the library. You can search 1000s of jobs, get career tips, create and update your CV, or attend free weekly webinars on finding work and related topics