Altrincham Library

20 Stamford New Road
WA14 1EJ

Telephone: 0161 912 3189

Opening times

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Altrincham Opening
Day Opening Times 


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 7pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 4pm

What's on

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  • Readers' Group - Group 1 meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11am. Please see our Readers' Groups page for further details.
  • Readers' Group - Group 2 meets on the first Wednesday a month at 7pm. Please see our Readers' Groups page for further details.
  • One to one tablet sessions, Wednesday morning 11am-12noon - book with staff at Altrincham Library
  • Displays.
  • Rhymetime for under 5s every Friday at 2pm.
  • Storytime every Thursday at 11am.  
  • Welfare Rights - every Thursday 10 - 1pm.

Stock available

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Altrincham Library has the following items available for loan:

For adults: 

  • Hardback and paperback fiction, including bestsellers and contemporary novels.
  • Non-fiction books ranging from popular interest topics to more academic subjects, in some cases up to AS and A level.
  • Main reference library for Trafford.
  • Large print books
  • Talking Books on cassette and CD; Playaway digital (MP3) audio books; foreign language tapes and CDs.

For 14+

A wide range of material chosen to appeal to this age group.

For children

Stories for all ages from the youngest up to 13+

  • Junior non-fiction
  • Talking Books

Items which are not in stock at Altrincham Library but are available from another Trafford library can be requested free of charge.

Council services

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  • Environmental services
  • Housing benefit and Council Tax
  • Highways/traffic enquiries
  • Street lighting/cleaning
  • Disabled Parking Permits - Blue badge holders
  • Pest control
  • Waste disposal/recycling

Other services

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  • Free reservations for any item in stock or on order at any Trafford library
  • Newspapers and magazines.
  • Community information.
  • Computer facilities, including access to the Internet, are available to library members via People's Network PCs.
  • Wi-fi
  • Printing and scanning facilities.
  • Black and white and colour photocopying.
  • Community learning events.
  • A range of adaptive equipment for customers with disabilities - please ask staff for details.
  • A Library shop offering quality goods at affordable prices, including stationery, books, greeting cards and gift-wrap, educational wallcharts and workbooks and Readyspex reading glasses.
  • Sales of withdrawn stock. 


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  • Lift to first floor library
  • Toilet for disabled users on ground floor
  • People's Network PC accessible for wheelchair users
  • CCTV reader

For more detailed information about the accessibility of Altrincham Library, please visit the DisabledGo website.