Macclesfield Library

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Macclesfield Library
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Phone: 01625 374000

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Macclesfield 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.

Macclesfield Library Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 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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Father's Day crafts

On the morning of Saturday 15 June make something for your dad, granddad, uncle or any other special man at our free drop-in craft session. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn My Way online basics

If you would like to learn how to get online or develop your online skills join us on Wednesdays 19 or 26 June, or 10 July at 2.00-4.00pm. We also have sessions on Thursdays 20 June, or 14 or 18 July at 10.00-12.00 noon.

Learn the basics of getting online with Learn My Way. Pick and mix the modules you want to work through and work at your own pace. Modules include online safety, finding a job online, improving your health online, managing your money online and public services online. Please contact the library for further details.

LEGO club

Join us for LEGO Club on Saturday 22 June at 10.00-11.00am. Free, but please book as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Thursday 18 July at 5.00-6.00pm we have an Outer Space themed LEGO Club. Free, but please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Talk and truffles

On Thursday 27 June at 7.00-9.00pm join us for an evening with Oliver Dunn from Oliver's Chocolate Parties, who will be talking about the history of chocolate, explaining chocolate production and the role of the chocolatier. Then create and decorate your own chocolate truffles to take away! Over 18s only. Tickets £20.00 in advance.

Books Aloud readings

On Friday 5 July join us at 11.00-12.00 noon for readings from the BBC top 100 books. This month hear extracts from Birdsong and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Children's summer reading challenge

On Saturday 6 July we are launching this year's summer reading challenge for children, Space Chase. Come and find out what it's all about and sign up for a summer of reading and fun!

Tablet and tea

On Thursday 11 July bring along your laptop, phone or tablet to our free drop-in session between 10.00 and 12.00 noon. Ask your question in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Refreshments provided.

Children's drop-in craft session

Join us on Saturday 20 July for a morning of space themed crafts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Constellation building workshops

On Wednesday 24 July and Friday 26 July at 2.00-3.30pm make an accurate light-up diagram of a real constellation using basic circuitry. Suitable for children aged 8 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a small charge for this event. Please contact the library for details.

Adult colouring session

On Thursday 25 July pop in between 2.00 and 3.00pm to relax and let your creative juices flow. Free; all materials provided.

Junk modelling workshop

On Wednesday 31 July at 2.00-3.30pm we have a space themed junk workshop. Free, but please book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Activities at Macclesfield Library


  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour
  • Under 5's rhymetime - 2.30-3.00pm - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • IT Buddy - mornings - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour
  • Under 5's rhymetime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly in term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer


  • IT Buddy - mornings - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour


  • Book Club - 6.00-7.00pm - monthly. Meets on first Thursday of each month. Please book, as places are limited
  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour


  • Books Aloud - 11.00-12.00 noon - monthly on the first Friday of each month. Each month we read and discuss extracts from two titles on the BBC Big Read top 100 books. Free; drop-in event. Refreshments provided
  • IT Buddy - afternoons - weekly. Please contact the library to book. £2.50 per hour

Other organisations in this library

Anne's Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga tutor for 15 years)

Mondays at 11.00am - 12.30pm, Hatha Yoga - only suitable for those with some experience of yoga. £7.50 per class.

Tuesday mornings at 10.00-11.30am, an advanced class for those with some experience of Yoga as the poses are challenging. £7.50 per class.

Tuesdays at 11.45am-1.00pm, an introduction to Hatha Yoga for beginners. The first few weeks will take you through the poses to stretch and strengthen your muscles, also including ten minutes relaxation to calm and still the mind. £6.00 per class. 

If you are interested in either class contact or telephone 01625 260 493.

Macc Forest Pilates

On Fridays at 10.00-11.00am or Thursdays at 12.15-1.15pm. Pilates classes for all abilities, tailored to your needs. Individual and group classes in a friendly, supportive environment. Contact Robyn: phone 07961937030, or email

Macclesfield Historical Society

The society meets in the library on the second Friday of the month at 7.45pm during the winter. From April onwards there are visits to historical sites throughout the summer.

Macclesfield Writers Group

The group meets every Thursday at 2.00-4.00pm. For more information contact Sandy Milsom on 01625 573850 or email

Physio Pilates class

Classes every Wednesday at 7.15-8.15pm. For further information please email

Pilates with Katherine

Friendly and focused teaching in small classes to improve posture, strength and flexibility; mindful movement to de-stress and great body conditioning to aid training and recovery. Matwork classes every Tuesday 7.15-8.15pm. 8 week block £40; £6 drop-in.  Facebook: @pilateswithkatherine Instagram: @pilateswithkatherine or email: 

Police Community Support Officer

The local Police Community Support Officer will hold be holding a weekly surgery in the library. Please contact the library for further details.

Saffron's Yoga

  • Pregnancy Yoga on Tuesdays at 7.00-8.30pm. Cost is £8.00 per session
  • Baby Yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.00-12.00 noon. Cost is £45 for a 6 week course
  • Wigglers to Walkers on Fridays at 10.00-11.00am. Cost is £6.00 per session

For further information about these classes please call Saffron on 01625 432997, or email or visit Saffron's Yoga website.

Work Club

If you need support getting back into work then why not join us at Macclesfield Library every Monday, apart from Bank Holidays, between 10.00am and 2.00pm? We have experienced careers advisors on hand to help with CV writing, job application forms, and we can help you with the Universal Job Match website. You can access the latest jobs online and search the local papers for work, or find out how to develop your skills with one of our training courses. There's no need to book; just drop in. We even have free tea and coffee available.

The club is run in conjunction with Congleton Learning Centre, as part of the East Cheshire Work Club Network. Contact Cath on 01260 290 682 or 07580 724 932 for more information. 

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