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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What's New?

Love Libraries exhibition

The publishers Simon and Schuster have put together a collection of twelve pictures from some of their top illustrators. The collection will be on display in the library from Thursday 23 January until Tuesday 25 February, so pop in and take a look.

World Book Day 2020

On Thursday 5 March we have a costume swap. Please bring in any usable and clean costumes to swap for World Book Day.  Swaps available from 15 February until 5 March.

Tablet and tea

On Thursday 5 March we have a free drop in session for people who need help with their tablet, phone or laptop. Ask your question in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and have a cup of tea! Just drop in between 10.00 and 12.00 noon.

Climate change exhibition

We are hosting a visual display on climate change on the gallery from Monday 9 March until Saturday 14 March. View artwork by individuals and groups, with information, and messages from children and adults. Come along for this gathering and sharing of information.

Introduction to family history online

On Thursday 12 March at 10.00-12.00 noon, learn how to research your family tree using our subscriptions to Ancestry and Find My Past on our computers. Booking is essential; £3.00 per person.

Macclesfield Home Library Service needs you now!

Have you got any spare time every/or some Tuesdays? Would you like to help as a driver to deliver books to people who are housebound? Would you like to meet new people and join our team of volunteers? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, contact the library for more details.

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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
  • Colouring for Adults - 2.00-3.00pm - monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Free; all materials and refreshments provided. Next dates are 27 February and 26 March
  • 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 March, exploring some the the BBC Novels That Shaped the World. We will be reading extracts from Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ and The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
  • 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

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.

Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates

Build strength and meet other new parents in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere:

  • Pregnancy Pilates, Thursdays at 7:45-8:45pm
  • Baby and Me Pilates, Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am 

Please contact Sarah Douglas at for bookings and more information.

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.

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