Old Trafford

Old Trafford Library at Limelight
Shrewsbury Street
Old Trafford
M16 9AX
Email: oldtrafford.library@trafford.gov.uk

Telephone: 0161 912 3189

Limelight services - Limelight is a brand new community health and well-being hub based in the heart of Old Trafford.

Opening times

Back To Top
Old Trafford Library Opening
Day Opening Times


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 4pm

Story time with Dad - starting Friday 19 January at 2pm

Back To Top

Story Time with Dad is a new fun, interactive monthly session run by the Manchester Literature Festival where we share stories and have fun with arts and crafts. We also give away free books to regular attendees! The sessions are most suitable for children aged 2 to 8. We’d love to welcome lots of dads but all family members are welcome. Sessions are free, just turn up! For more information, please contact 0161 912 3189 or oldtrafford.library@trafford.gov.uk

What's on

Back To Top
  • Storytime/Rhymetime every Monday and Wednesday at 10.30am
  • Board Games Group - every 4 weeks on a Wednesday. Join us in the cafe area. Board games are provided but please feel free to bring along your favourites. Light refreshments provided. The group is aimed at adults, 16+.
  • Readers Group on the last Thursday of each month 10am-12 noon. Please see our Readers Group page for further details.
  • Community Police Surgery (once every Month)
  • Class visits by arrangement with library staff 
  • Crafty Knitters - weekly knitting group, meetings begin on Tuesday 6 February, 10.30-12noon.

Stock available

Back To Top

Old Trafford Library has the following stock 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
  • Large print books
  • Talking Books on cassette and CD, foreign language tapes and CDs.

For 14+

  • A wide range of materials 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 Old Trafford Library but are available from another Trafford library can be requested free of charge.

Council Services

Back To Top
  • Environmental services
  • Highways/traffic enquiries
  • Housing benefit and council tax
  • Street lighting/cleaning
  • Disabled Parking Permits - Blue Badge scheme
  • Pest control
  • Waste disposal/recycling.

Other services

Back To Top
  • Free reservations for any item in stock or on order at any Trafford library
  • Magazines
  • Reference and 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
  • Sales of withdrawn stock


Back To Top
  • All services on ground level with automatic door entry
  • Disabled access parking available
  • People's Network PC accessible for wheelchair users
  • Loop system
  • Textlink (similar to a minicom)
  • Toilet for disabled users.

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