Old Trafford

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

Telephone: 0161 912 3189


Opening times

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Old Trafford Library Opening
Day Opening Times


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 4pm

Events to celebrate the re-opening of Old Trafford Library at Limelight

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Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus - Wednesday 25 October, 11am

Booster Cushion Theatre presents a fun re-telling of the traditional tale told through s 6 foot tall book, a grumpy big Goldilocks, the Three Bears and some forest animals too. This is a free event aimed at children aged 3-9 although everyone is welcome. Book online at Eventbrite or by contacting 0161 912 3189 or libraries@trafford.gov.uk.

The Mobile Farm - Friday 27 October 

Everyone welcome to the farm! Explore the outdoors, indoors this October half term! Drop in between 11am and 1.30pm to meet cute bunnies, lambs, goats, ducks and chickens. This is a free event.

What's on

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  • Storytime/Rhymetime every Monday and Wednesday at 10.30am 
  • 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
  • Regular coffee mornings, dates advertised in the library 

Stock available

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • A Library shop offering quality goods at affordable prices, including stationery, books, greeting cards and gift-wrap, educational wallcharts and workbooks, Readyspex reading glasses and CD-ROMs.
  • Sales of withdrawn stock


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  • 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.