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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Tablet and tea

Need help with your tablet, phone or laptop? Bring it along and we will try to help you. Free; just drop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.

  • Friday 15 June
  • Tuesday 17 July
  • Thursday 6 September
  • Monday 15 October
  • Friday 16 November

Barnaby Festival 2018

We will have a display in the library by the Family History Society of Cheshire about the history of Street Names in Macclesfield. The society will also be holding an advice desk in the library on the following days:

  • Friday 15 June at 2.00-4.00pm
  • Saturday 16 June at 9.00am-1.00pm
  • Monday 18 June at 10.00-12.00 noon
  • Tuesday 19 June at 2.00-4.00pm
  • Wednesday 20 June at 10.00-12.00 noon
  • Thursday 21 June at 2.00-4.00pm
  • Friday 22 June at 2.00-4.00pm
  • Saturday 23 June at 9.00am-1.00pm

Macc-Pow! presents Nigel Parkinson

On Thursday 21 June at 4.00-5.00pm we are launching the summer reading challenge with Beano cartoonist, Nigel Parkinson. Nigel will be showing children how to draw Dennis and Gnasher, and talking about his work in the Beano. Free, but please book as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Staying safe in a digital world

Learn how to keep yourself safe online by completing a short course using the Learn my Way website. Staff will be on hand to help, and refreshments will be provided. This is a free and there is no need to book. Just drop in between 10.00am and 12.00 noon on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday 27 June 
  • Thursday 26 July

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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


  • Afternoon Story and Tea - 2.00-3.00pm - monthly on first Tuesday of each month. Short story readings for adults, followed by discussion over hot drinks and biscuits. Free, drop-in session
  • 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


  • 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
  • LEGO Club - 4.30-5.30pm - monthly on last Thursday of every month. Free, but please book as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 4 years and over. Next date is 28 June


  • 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)

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.

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

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 4.00pm? 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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