Macclesfield Library

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Macclesfield Library
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Phone: 01625 374000

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Macclesfield Library

Library open

The library is open, but we advise customers who need the Customer Service Desk (Blue Badge, Benefits, Railcards) to make an appointment to ensure staff are available.

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.

Macclesfield Library Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours

09:00 - 19.00


09:00 - 19.00


09:00 - 17.00


09:00 - 19.00


09:00 - 17.00

Saturday 09:00 - 13.00
Sunday Closed

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Parking at Macclesfield Library

The only approach to the library by car is via the Hibel Road end of Jordangate. Macclesfield has a number of public car parks, but the most convenient is Jordangate Multi-Storey Car Park which is at the traffic lights on the corner of Hibel Road and Jordangate. A short stay car park (up to 30 minutes) can be found behind the Town Hall on Brunswick Street.

Disabled parking

Limited disabled parking can be found at the side of the library, next to the Post Office’s sorting Office, and also just past the library, near the Town Hall.

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What's New?

Tablet and tea

On Monday 24 January, bring along your own device for advice regarding a specific issue, or use one of ours to learn the basics of surfing the internet. Just drop in to our free workshop between 10.00 and 12.00 noon.


Join us on Monday 7 February at 2.00 - 3.30pm and learn the art of quilling. Beginners welcome. £3.00, including materials. Please book in advance.

Mini Sphero STEM activity

On Thursday 24 February at 2.00 - 4.00pm, try your hand with a Mini Sphero. learn how to control tiny app-enabled robotic balls. Free, drop-in workshop for children aged 6-10 years. 

Inspired by Nature, Tunnicliffe 120

The Macclesfield Cultural Forum is launching a series of ‘Inspired by Nature’ events to celebrate the life and works of Macclesfield artist Charles Tunnicliffe. Events will take place from 1 December through to spring next year at venues across Macclesfield, in celebration of the anniversary of what would have been his 120th year.

We are proud to be hosting some of these events at the library:

  • Storytime with Tarka the Otter on Saturday 19 February at 12 noon. There will also be a Tarka trail in the children's library until Saturday 26 February. Free, drop-in events
  • Life is Wild exhibition; the illustrations on Charles Tunnicliffe until Monday 28 February 2022. Free, drop-in event

A full itinerary of the planned activities can be found on the Macclesfield Museums website

IT Buddy

Would you like help with your digital devices? Sign up for an IT Buddy session at the library. Available on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons by appointment only. Call or email us for further information and to book.

Work Hub at Macclesfield Library

The Springboard Work Hub is offering an appointment based service on Mondays. There are 30 minute appointments available between 9.30am and 11.45am. You can book an appointment via the Springboard website, or you can email or call Lynne Singleton on 07580 722 042.

You can choose a face to face, telephone or Zoom appointment, and the careers advisors are able to support you with:

  • careers advice
  • CV creation or review
  • job search
  • job applications
  • interview preparation
  • training opportunities
  • assistance with online Universal Credit accounts

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Activities at Macclesfield Library


  • Baby Bounce - 11.30 - 12 noon - weekly. Songs and rhymes for children aged 12 months and younger. Free. Places are limited so booking is essential


  • Adult Colouring - 2.00 - 3.00pm - monthly. Relax and get creative. Refreshments provided. Free, drop-in event. Next dates are 27 January and 17 February
  • Rhymetime - 11.30 - 12 noon - weekly. Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers under 5. Free. Places are limited so booking is essential


  • Books Aloud - 11.00 - 12.00 noon - monthly, on the first Friday of each month. Friendly book discussion group. Extracts from two novels to be read and discussed. Free; refreshments provided. Please book in advance. Next date is 4 February

Other organisations in this library

All activities cancelled until further notice

Page last reviewed: 17 January 2022