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 Tuesday 10 - 1pm.
  • Tablet and smartphone sessions - Wednesday morning

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 CD

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 on CD

We have a large selection of eBooks and eAudio available from Borrowbox.

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.
  • Tourist 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.


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The nearest car park to the library is at Tesco on Manor Road. Parking is free for up to 3 hours. Parking is also available the the Oakfield Public Car Park where charges apply.