Altrincham Library

2 Pott Street
WA14 1AH

Telephone: 0161 912 3189

Opening times

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Altrincham Opening
Day Opening Times 


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 7pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 4pm

Official opening week events

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Nick Cope - Saturday 9 February, 12.30pm and 2pm

Family singer/songwriter, Nick Cope, performs songs from his new album 'Have You Heard About Hugh' along with classics such as 'Crazy, Crazy Dinner Lady, 'Pizza Pie', 'the Baby's Done a Poo' and many more.

Book via Eventbrite, email or phone 0161 912 3189.

Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus - Monday 11 February, 11am

The Three Pigs are fed up with singing “Eee aye eee aye oh!” every day and bravely decide to move away from Old McDonald’s farm. Join the kind farmer and all of their animal friends in helping the little pigs build homes of their own, but beware, the big bad Wolf is on the prowl! Can you help save the day and stop the wolf blowing all the pigs hard work away?

A colourful and fun interactive show, full of props, pop ups and audience participation! Suitable for all the family. Accompanying adults do not need to book tickets.

Book via Eventbrite, email or phone 0161 912 3189

Sophie Hannah - Tuesday 12 February, 7pm

Bestselling author, Sophie Hannah, will visit Altrincham Library to talk about her life as an author and her latest books, 'How to Hold a Grudge' and 'Poirot: The Mystery of Three Quarters'.

Book via Eventbrite, email or phone 0161 912 3189.

Coffee morning with The Loose Change Buskers, Wednesday February 13, from 10.30am

Come and join us for coffee, biscuits and live entertainment from The Loose Change Buskers.

Samba workshops - Thursday 14 February, 1pm and 2.30pm

Come along to one of our exciting workshops run by the Manchester School of Samba. Transport yourself to Rio de Janeiro and learn some of the drum rhythms and dance steps used at Carnival time.

Book via Eventbrite, email or phone 0161 912 3189 for the 1pm session.

Book via Eventbirte, email or phone 0161 912 3189 for the 2.30pm session.

Once Upon A Crime Murder Mystery - Saturday 16 February, 7.30pm

Join us for this free murder mystery - question the suspects, find the clues and solve the crime. After Dark Murder Mystery Events presents Once Upon a Crime.

Book via Eventbrite, email or phone 0161 912 3189.

What's on

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  • Rhymetime for under 5s every Monday, 11-11.30am 
  • Readers' Group - Group 1 meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11am. Please see our Readers' Groups page for further details.
  • Readers' Group - Group 2 meets on the first Wednesday a month at 7pm. Please see our Readers' Groups page for further details.
  • One to one tablet sessions, Wednesday morning 11am-12noon - book with staff at Altrincham Library
  • Rhymetime for under 5s every Friday at 2pm.
  • Storytime every Thursday at 11am.  
  • Welfare Rights - every Tuesday 10 - 1pm.
  • Family LEGO® Brick Building Club - 2-3pm, Saturday 26 January, Saturday 23 February, Saturday 23 March. Be creative, learn new skills and have fun at our new drop in LEGO® Brick Building Clubs. For children aged 6-11 and their grown up(s)! We will also have Duplo® bricks available for younger children to join in the building fun.
  • Gentle Yoga – Thursdays 11–11.30am,  £2 per session

Meeting rooms

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Altrincham Library has three meeting rooms available to hire. The rooms are flexible and can be booked in any combination - one room, two rooms or all three rooms. for further details see our Altrincham meeting rooms page.

Stock available

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Altrincham 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 Altrincham Library but are available from another Trafford library can be requested free of charge.

Council services

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  • Environmental services
  • Housing benefit and Council Tax
  • Disabled Parking Permits - Blue badge holders
  • Pest control
  • Green recycling bags

Other services

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  • Free reservations for any item in stock or on order at any Trafford library
  • Newspapers and magazines.
  • Tourist information
  • Computer facilities, including access to the Internet, are available to library members via People's Network PCs. One PC adapted for use by customers with disabilities
  • Wi-fi
  • Printing and scanning facilities.
  • Black and white and colour photocopying.


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  • Toilet for disabled users
  • People's Network PC accessible for wheelchair users

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


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The nearest car park to the library is on Regent Road (charges apply). Short term parking is also available on Market Street where charges apply. There are a number of disabled bays outside the library on Market Street.