Libraries and local advice centres

1. Libraries

We’ve changed our services to keep you and our staff as safe as possible during lockdown. You must only come to the library if you have an appointment time for either a PC or a book collection.

If you or any member of your household has or is displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, you must not visit our libraries.

Please consider whether your visit is essential at this time. You can access a wide selection of books, magazines and newspapers and renew your current books online. You can:

Our home library service is also available for registered users.

Library services

Public computers

Government guidelines state that PC sessions must be for essential activities only, such as school work, benefits applications, seeking advice and support or job hunting. PC sessions are for residents who do not have access at home. PCs must be booked in advance. Staff will ask you the reason for your booking.

Order and collect

If reading physical books is essential for your own health and wellbeing, you can order and collect. We will be issuing larger book bundles to reduce visits during lockdown. You can reserve books on our system and when your bundle is ready we will contact you to arrange a time for you to collect your books from the library foyer. You will not be able to browse for books in the library.

The following libraries are open:

Hazel Grove
The Heatons
Cheadle Hulme
Heald Green


We've suspended our fines policy so you will not be charged if you cannot renew or return your books.

Contact details

Visiting the library

If you or any member of your household has or is displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, you must not visit our libraries.

Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our staff and residents, so we'll be operating in a COVID secure environment. Numbers will be limited at each library which means you may have to queue before entering.

We're participating in the government Test and Trace programme, so you'll be asked for your name, address and contact telephone number when you arrive at the library.

Inside the library:

  • you'll be required to wear a face covering throughout your visit unless you're exempt
  • you'll be expected to support our strict social distancing measures
  • use the hand sanitiser provided when you enter the building


Printing is available for essential documents, but you must bring the correct change to pay. Please wipe down printers before use. Wipes are provided.


Black and white

  • A4 sheet 10p
  • A3 sheet 15p


  • A4 sheet 50p
  • A3 sheet £1

You can find more information on our library pages.

If you have any questions, you can email or call 0161 217 6009.