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?

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:

  • Life is Wild exhibition; the illustrations on Charles Tunnicliffe from Wednesday 1 December until Monday 28 February 2022. Free, drop-in event
  • Life is Wild talk; the birds of Tunnicliffe's Macclesfield on Thursday 2 December at 7.00 - 8.45pm. Free event, but please book as places are limited
  • The Tunnicliffe Town Centre Trail on Wednesday 19 January at 5.30 - 6.30pm. Free event, but please book in advance
  • 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

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

Letter to Santa

Post your letter to Father Christmas in the post box in our children's library between Saturday 27 November and Saturday 11 December.

Pick up your reply from Father Christmas at the library between Saturday 18 and Friday 24 December.

Christmas carols workshop

Join us for a STEM play activity with Makey Makey on the morning of Saturday 11 December. Free, drop-in event.

Silk FM toy appeal

You can donate toys for the appeal at the library until 16 December.

Christmas storytime

Join us for festive stories on Monday 20 December at 2.00 - 2.45pm. Free, drop-in event.

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. Suitable for children aged 12 months and younger. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact the library to book in advance - free tickets available from 9.00am every Monday


  • Adult Colouring - 2.00 - 3.00pm - monthly, on the last Thursday of the month. Relax and get creative. Refreshments provided. Free, but places are limited so please book in advance. Next date is 16 December
  • Rhymetime - 11.30 - 12 noon - weekly. Suitable for babies and toddlers under 5. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact the library to book in advance - free tickets available from 9.00am every Monday


  • Books Aloud - 11.00 - 12.00 noon - monthly, on the first Friday of each month. Read and discuss excerpts from topical or noteworthy books, and meet new people. Meets in the IT Suite. Free; refreshments provided. Please book in advance. Next date is Friday 3 December

Other organisations in this library

All activities cancelled until further notice

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