Old Trafford


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Old Trafford Library at Limelight
1 St Brides Way
Old Trafford
M16 9NW
Email: oldtrafford.library@trafford.gov.uk

Telephone: 0161 912 3189


Limelight is a community health and well-being hub based in the heart of Old Trafford.

Opening hours

Old Trafford Library opening hours are:

DayOpening hours
Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

What's on

  • Crafty Knitters Old Trafford knitting group every Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm at Limelight

  • Little Reads with Manchester Literature Festival second Wednesday of the month 11:00am starting September 2021.

    Join Miriam once a month at Old Trafford Library for a fun, interactive workshop using drama, dance, songs, play and craft to explore children’s picture books.

    The sessions are most suitable for children aged 2 to 6 but all the family is welcome. Don’t forget your favourite cuddly toy. No need to book, just turn up.

Stock available

We have a large selection of eBooks and eAudio available from Borrowbox.

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

Old Trafford Library has the following stock 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
  • Large print books
  • Talking Books on CD

For 14+

  • A wide range of materials 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
  • Magazines
  • 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
  • Sales of withdrawn stock


  • All services on ground level with automatic door entry
  • Disabled access parking available
  • People's Network PC accessible for wheelchair users
  • Loop system
  • Toilet for disabled users.