Altrincham Library


2 Pott Street
WA14 1AH


Telephone: 0161 912 3189

Opening hours

DayOpen+ hoursStaffed hours


9:00am - 8:30pm

10:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 8:30pm

10:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 8:30pm

10:00am - 7:00pm


9:00am - 8:30pm

10:00am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 8:30pm

10:00am - 5:00pm


10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Staffed times

The library is staffed for the core hours of 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, late night 10am - 7pm Wednesday and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. 

Open+ access

Altrincham Library has Open+ installed to enable the opening hours of the library to be extended beyond the hours that staff are present. If you would like to access the library outside staffed times call in at any library, or ring our Contact Centre on 0161 912 3189 and ask about Open+ access to selected libraries.

Library events and activities

  • The What's on page has a list of upcoming and regular events at Trafford libraries
  • The Rhymetime and Storytimes page has a full list of these regular events for the under 5s
  • The Readers' Groups page has a full list of all the Trafford libraries book groups and how to join them
  • Our  Eventbrite page has details of any events that you have to book in advance
  • Our social media pages  pages FacebookTwitter and Instagram have news and updates about events and activities at the  libraries.

Meeting rooms

Altrincham Library has two meeting rooms and one interview available to hire. The meeting rooms are flexible and can be booked as separate rooms or both together as one room. For further details see our Altrincham meeting rooms page.

Stock available

Items which are not available at this branch but are available from another Trafford library can be requested free of charge. There are also a large selection of eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers and eMagazines available via Borrowbox.

The 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

Other services

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


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


Short term parking is available on Market Street where charges apply. There are also a number of disabled bays outside the library on Market Street.