Macclesfield Library

CE Library Logo

Macclesfield Library
SK10 1EE

Phone: 01625 374000

Map location

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

Find other libraries or mobile libraries near you.

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.

Macclesfield Library online

At your library you will find


What's New?

LIT festival

We're celebrating the LIT festival, a weekend of stories and lights, between Monday 18 and Saturday 23 November. Come and enjoy the magic of reading under the LIT gazebo in the library during the week.

On Saturday 23 November we will be joined by storyteller Jan Blake at 10.00-11.00am; then Peter Chand at 11.00-12.00 noon; followed by creative super hero Marc Jackson, who will help you to make your own comic mini stories.

Narwhal and Jelly storytime

On Saturday 30 November at 11.00am join us for a special storytime and crafts. Everybody welcome. Free, drop-in event.

Combined charities Christmas shop

The combined charities Christmas shop will be in the library between Saturday 2 November and Saturday 7 December, selling cards and gifts in support of good causes.

Winter mini challenge

Children can take part in the Reading Agency's winter mini challenge between Monday 2 December and Monday 13 January. They need to read three books of their choice over the winter, then add each book to their Winter Reading Challenge website profile and leave a short book review. Rating and reviewing three books online will unlock a virtual badge and a special Pugs of the Frozen North certificate to print off and keep!

Tablet and Tea

On Monday 9 December bring along your tablet, laptop or phone and ask your question in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere at our free drop-in session between 2.00 and 4.00pm. Refreshments included.

Carols by the Christmas tree

On Friday 13 December at 1.00-2.00pm Ashgrove choir will be brightening up lunchtime by singing carols by the tree. Free, drop-in event.

Christmas rhymetimes

On Monday 16 December at 2.30-3.00pm and Tuesday 17 December at 11.00-11.30am, we have festive editions of our rhymetime sessions, with seasonal songs and a visit from the man in red. Free, drop-in event.

LED Christmas cards

On Wednesday 18 December or Friday 20 December at 2.00-2.30pm, design and take home an LED light-up Christmas card and create a decoration using a 3D pen. Suitable for children aged 7 and over. Tickets £3.50; must be booked in advance.

Seasonal storytime

Join us on Friday 20 December at 11.00-12.00 noon for a reading of The Christmas Wedding by Dilly Court. Refreshments provided. Free, drop-in event.

Christmas crafts

On Saturday 21 December we have a free festive drop-in craft session at 9.00-12.45pm.

Macclesfield Library on Facebook

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
  • Colouring for Adults - 2.00-3.00pm - monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Free; all materials and refreshments provided. Next dates are 21 November and 12 December
  • 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. Next date is 6 December, reading from Gone with the Wind and A Christmas Carol
  • 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 10.30-11.30am. A small group class for beginners and improvers, using exercises developed by physios to get you moving freely again. Offering a friendly, supportive environment. Contact Robyn: phone 07961 937 030, 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 Zoe Quinlan at

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

Springboard work hub

The Work Club will close from Tuesday 30 July and will re-open on Monday 9 September as the Springboard Work Hub. Our new operating hours will be:

  • 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am – appointment bookings only for new attendees
  • 11.00am until 1.00pm – drop-in for help with your job search, job applications, IT support or for help with your CV

If you need any further information or to book an appointment, please call 01260 290682 or email

Springboard – Skills to Succeed.

Online Enquiry Service

Please note that links open in a new window. There may be a delay receiving a response during busy times.

Rate this page

We value your feedback. How do you rate this information?