Urmston Library

Urmston Library
Unit 34
Golden Way
M41 0NA
Email: urmston.library@trafford.gov.uk

Telephone: 0161 912 3189

Opening times

The Library will be closed on Thursday 25th December,Friday 26th December and Thursday 1st January 

Urmston Library Opening Times
Day Opening Times 


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 7pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 5pm


 10am - 7pm


 10am - 4pm


All services on first floor level. Lift and escalator available.

  • People's Network PC accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Toilet for disabled users and baby change facilities.
  • Hearing loop system.
  • Secure parking in nearby car park.
  • Bus stop outside the library.

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

Self-service machines

Urmston Library has two self-service machines which you will find easy to use. You can use the machines to:

  • Take out items
  • Return items
  • Renew items
  • Pay library charges

The self-service machines have a touch screen and clear instructions on each screen. Staff will be available to provide any help needed with using it.

  • Look at your borrower account.

Unwrapping your digital Christmas present

Tuesday 30 December 10.30am-12 noon

Been given a smartphone, tablet PC or iPad for Christmas?  Are you wondering what you can do with it?  Do you need to know how to set it up to use it properly and safely on the internet?

If it all seems a bit daunting come along to our free session where we will show you how to use your gift in simple step by step instructions.

Speak to library staff or call Urmston Library on 0161 912 3189 to register. 

What's on


  • Tiny Talkers Musical baby signing 10am. Contact 07753709110 for more information
  • Knitting and Sewing group meets every Monday 1.30 - 3.30pm to learn new stitches, swap patterns and chat about knitting and sewing.  


  • Chatterbooks -  Group 1,1st Tuesday of each month at 4pm for 7-10 year olds. Group 2, 1st Tuesday of the month at 4pm for 10+.
  • Rhyme times ages 0-5 years, 1.30pm.
  • Macmillan information point on the second Tuesday of the month 11am - 1pm.
  • Trafford Disability Information Service 10am - 12 noon, Drop in session Information provided about anything to do with independent living/disability to disabled people - First Tuesday of every month commencing 3 August 2010.
  • Kumon Maths & English for Children 4pm-6pm (contact library for details).


  • Drama 4 Tots - 10.10am for 0-5 years, 11am for babies only. Contact 07977229503 for more information.
  • Storytime for under 5s every Wednesday at 2.15pm.


  • Two Readers' Groups meet each month.Group 1-First Thursday of the month 2-3pm. Group 2-Last Friday of the month 6-7pm. Please see our Readers' Group page for further details.
  • Welfare Rights sessions every Thursday afternoon - appointment only.
  • Rhymetime 1.30pm for 0 - 5yrs.
  • Little Movers - 10am & 11am (contact Library for details).
  • Toddler Gym, 12.45pm-1.40pm and 2pm-3pm, for children 18 months-36 months. To book ring 0161 912 2122
  • Afternoon Reading Group - 1st Thursday of each month 2pm-3pm.
  • Drop in Tablet, Smartphone and E-reader advice sessions 2pm-5pm 


  • Urmston Baby Club 0-18 months only. 10.30am -11.30am term time only, £1 charge.
  • Crimetime Reading Group 2pm-3pm last Friday of each month.
  • Urmston Evening reading Group - 6pm-7pm meets last Friday of each month.

Other regular events:

  • Coffee Mornings.
  • Holiday craft sessions for 4-8 year olds.

Council services

  • Environmental services
  • Highways/traffic enquiries
  • Housing benefit/Council tax service
  • Street lighting/cleaning
  • Disabled Parking badges
  • Pest control
  • Waste disposal/recycling

Other services

  • Free reservations for any item in stock or on order at any Trafford library.
  • Online library catalogue.
  • Newspapers and magazines.
  • Reference and community information.
  • Computer facilities, including access to the Internet, are available to library members via People's Network PCs.
  • Printing and scanning facilities.
  • Black and white photocopying, fax, comb-binding and laminating.
  • Colour photocopying.
  • Regular activities for all ages.
  • 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 books, greeting cards, educational wallcharts and workbooks, Readyspex reading glasses.
  • Sales of withdrawn stock.
  • Large exhibition space which can be divided into three separate rooms (bookings made through Community Lettings).

Stock available

Urmston 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.
  • DVDs, Talking Books on cassette, CD and 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.
  • DVDs and Talking Books.

Items which are not in stock at Urmston Library but are available from another Trafford library can be requested free of charge.