Coronavirus: Information and advice

Only meet indoors with people you live with or your support bubble. Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside. Work from home if you can. If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

National restrictions are now in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

However, safe book browsing is now available at the following sites:

  • Oldham  Monday – Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Failsworth, Lees, Crompton, Chadderton, Royton, Uppermill Monday – Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 10am -1pm
  • Delph Tuesday and Thursday 2 - 5pm and Saturday  10am -1pm

You can also return books to any of the libraries listed.

Digital support

Oldham Libraries are currently offering PC access and printing facilities at :

  • Oldham
  • Crompton
  • Lees
  • Failsworth
  • Royton
  • Uppermill
  • Chadderton

Library members will be able to use a limited number of public computers for pre-booked one-hour sessions.

  • Slots can be booked by telephoning 0161 770 8000

Free public wi-fi is also available at these locations. 

In partnership with The Good Things Foundation, we have distributed 40 devices with data to residents without internet access at home and are soon to launch a device lending and gifting scheme targeting those most at risk of digital exclusion. 

We offer digital support via our social media channels;

We have moved our Digital Drop-In sessions online and share resources and create content to support digital skills and to support access to a wide-ranging digital library service including eBooks, newspapers, magazines, and online resources for research and learning.

Click and Collect

You can still access our Click and Collect service if you would prefer. Tell us what type of books you like to read and staff will make selections on your behalf. They will then be packed ready for you to collect from your chosen library from the list.  You will receive an email when your books are ready.

Orders must be placed online using the following link: