Stretford Library

Stretford Library
M32 8AP

Telephone: 0161 912 3189

Opening times

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Stretord Library Opening Times
DayOpening Times
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Community meeting rooms

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We have three community meeting rooms. These are free to hire for any non-profit making organisations/individuals.

  • Room 1 - accommodates up to 12 people, also has 6 computers which will be free to use for tuition.
  • Room 2 - ideal for one to one sessions but will accommodate up to 4 people.
  • Room 3 - accommodates up to 6 people.

There is also a community kitchen available to anyone using these rooms. Please contact 0161 912 3189 to book a room or for further information.

What's on

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  • Free online basics course. Make IT work for you, call in and join us on Tuesdays 10am-2pm. Phone 0161 848 9173 to book a place or just come along to the library. This service is provided by St Anthony's Centre based in Trafford Park.
  • Storytime 2.15pm.


  • Graphic Novels Reading Group for age 16+ is every fourth Wednesday  7-8.30pm.

  • Craft group, each Wednesday, 10-12 noon.


  • Readers' Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5.30pm. Please see our Readers' Group page for further details.
  • Colouring group for adults meets every Thursday, 2.30-4.00pm. Why not join the fun, come along to relax, colour and chat.
  • Trafford Connexions Advisors drop in service 1.30-4.30pm. Connexions are for 13-19 year olds and provide advice, information, guidance, support and personal development. 
  • Councillor surgeries every second Thursday 5.30-6.30pm. There will be no surgeries until after the general election on 8th June.
  • Creative Smiles, every Thursday 5-7pm - this is an art and crafts group for Ladies only who have autism and is run by Alice Darlington. To enquire about joining the group please contact by email:


  • Rhymetime for under 5s every Friday. Session one 10.30-11.00am. Session two 11.15-11.45am.  
  • National Careers Service by appointment only Tel 0161 393 6474 is every Friday, 10am-4pm - offers assistance with CVs
  • Friday mornings - Basic IT, 10am-1pm one to one advice sessions for tablets, smartphones, laptops and PCs. Contact the library to book an appointment.
  • Colouring group for adults meets every Friday, 2.30-4.00pm. Why not join the fun, come along to relax, colour and chat.


  • Knit Wits - an informal group that meets every Saturday morning, 10.00 - 12noon to learn new stitches, swap patterns and chat about knitting.
  • Saturday morning - Code club for 7-11 year olds - contact the library for details of the next available course.
  • Writers Group for 16+ is every fourth Saturday, 2-3.30pm.  

Other regular events

  • MP surgery once a month, appointment only, telephone 0161 749 9120.
  • Trafford Community College - various courses/dates, to be booked directly with the community college 0161 886 7443.

Stock available

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Stretford 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
  • 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
  • Toy Library

Items which are not in stock at Stretford 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 Car Badges
  • 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
  • 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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  • Ramp to library entrance
  • Automatic door entry
  • People's Network and learndirect PCs accessible for wheelchair users
  • Loop system
  • Minicom
  • Toilet for disabled users located in the foyer
  • No lift
  • No car park

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