Stretford Library

Stretford Library
Kingsway
Stretford
M32 8AP
Email: stretford.library@trafford.gov.uk

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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Tuesday

  • Storytime 2.15pm.
  • Mischief Makers craft activity session 3.00pm, after storytime. This will run during the Summer Reading Challenge.

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

  • 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.

Friday

  • Rhymetime for under 5s every Friday. Session one 10.30-11.00am. Session two 11.15-11.45am.  
  • National Careers Service by appointment only (telephone 0800 100900) 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.

Saturday  

  • 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 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 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

Accessibility

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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.