Childrens Services

We offer a variety of services for children, from books to story times to rhyme times and Chatterbooks reading groups. There are 12 libraries in Trafford. You can use your library card to borrow books and story tapes at any of these libraries.

Overdue books

There is a fine of 6p per day up to a maximum of £5 per book for books and talking books taken out by children.

How do I join the library?

Joining the library is easy. You can join by either:

  • Visiting any of our libraries and filling in a joining form. Library staff can help you do this.

What can I borrow from the library?

There are all sorts of books in a library:

  • Story books
  • Information books
  • Picture books
  • Books for babies
  • Talking books on cassette and CD
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks from Borrowbox

Toys are available to borrow from Coppice Avenue and Stretford libraries. You will need to get your mum, dad or carer to sign a form giving their permission for you to borrow these, and you will have to pay to borrow them.

How long can I keep the items I borrow?

  • You can keep books and talking books for three weeks.
  • You can renew books and talking books eight times as long as no-one else has reserved them.

Can I get help for my homework in the library?

Yes. There are a number of ways you can find help with your homework:

Library staff can help you to find books and information to help with homework and school projects.