Trafford Libraries opening during the Government COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July 2021.

To maintain the current guidelines around social distancing for the safety of our staff and customers you will be able to:

  • access open libraries for book browsing and borrowing, with evening opening to 7pm Monday to Friday at some libraries - see individual site pages for details.
  • continue borrowing books by using our ‘Order and Collect’ service;
  • attend activities and events in libraries – these are being slowly reintroduced and may require booking to avoid disappointment, please check with your local library.

Libraries currently open - please see individual site web pages for opening hours

All other libraries are currently closed.

Little Reads storytime

Miriam from Manchester Literature Festival is missing seeing lots of lovely families at Stretford Library for her regular monthly session so she will be posting a new Little Reads storytime every ‪Wednesday at 10.30am‬.

Little Reads is a great opportunity for you and your little ones to have fun sharing a story, singing, moving and playing. Language development can be so much fun!

Remember to have your favourite cuddly toy ready so they can join in the moves too!

Find out how you can join in the fun on our FaceBook page.

National Shelf Service

Visit the National Shelf Service on YouTube to hear children's book recommendations. You can watch children's librarians talking about about their favourite children's books. There is also a video of Joseph Coelho reading Luna Loves Library Day. 


Don't forget we have eBooks, eAudio-books, eMagazines and eNewspapers so you can still read-away to your heart's content. Visit our eLibrary page to find out more.

Joining the library

If you aren’t already a member you can join online and make use of our online services, your temporary membership will last until we reopen our buildings.

Visit our online catalogue to register for temporary membership.

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free at the library with our BorrowBox app.