Book Browsing is Back from 12th April

Many Stockport libraries welcome visitors back for browsing from 12th April

Monday 12th April is a key date in the government’s roadmap for getting out of lockdown. The reopening of non-essential shops, salons and outdoor hospitality will be welcomed by us all. We are pleased to announce that residents will be able to browse for books and drop-in computer services at some libraries across Stockport from that date.

A full list of the libraries that will be open and opening times can be found here.

For those who do not want to browse, there will be a pre-selected ‘staff picks’ section available so that you don’t miss out on borrowing some great reading material. Our popular online reservation service will continue to be available, allowing you to select your book online and collect from your local library once notified.

PCs will be available on a drop-in basis, although you are advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Printing and photocopying services will be available, but please bring the right change with you when accessing these.

Pricing is as follows:

Printing and Photocopying

Black & white A4 – 10p per sheet
Black & white A3 – 15p per sheet
Colour A4 – 50p per sheet
Colour A3 - £1 per sheet

Of course, social distancing measures will be in place with limited numbers allowed in some libraries: please allow time for queuing where possible. Face coverings are also mandatory within the library buildings. Please do not visit the library if you or someone in your household has any of the symptoms of coronavirus: a high temperature, new unexplained cough or loss of taste and smell.

We have suspended our fines policy, so you will not be charged if you cannot return or renew a book, for example if you need to self-isolate.

You can still borrow books, magazines and newspapers online. You can:

We look forward to welcoming you back for browsing and other services at some libraries from 12th April.