Christmas opening hours

Many public services and facilities run by the council and partners will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Christmas closure details 2019

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday: 9.00am - 9.30pm (Express Library and Self-Service book issues/returns only between 8.00pm and 9.30pm)
  • Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Find, renew, reserve

Use the catalogue to find, renew or reserve an item (includes eBooks and audiobooks)

Suggest a purchase

Please email with any suggestions you’d like us to consider buying.  Include your name, customer ID and as much details about the item(s) that you would like us to stock. 

Events and activities

Find out what's happening at Oldham Library - and all Oldham's local libraries.

Get online

All our libraries are UK Online centres - contact the library for information about free computer courses.

You can also book time on a computer with free internet access at Oldham Library.


Oldham Library has collections in 9 languages and information for ESOL, IT and citizenship programmes. For library information in community languages phone Naveed Aziz on 0161 770 8015.

Information services

Visit the Information Services desk upstairs in Oldham Library for encyclopaedias, books, newspapers and magazines, official records, maps and public computers.

Performance space

Oldham Library has an 80 seat theatre. For hiring information phone 0161 770 4653.

Express Library

The Express Library is open when the rest of the library is closed.

Open Monday to Thursday from 7.00pm - 9.30pm.

The express library includes popular adult fiction, non-fiction,books for children and teenagers CDs, DVDs, photocopying facilities and computers.

Work club

Support with job seeking, including help with CVs and job applications.

  • Tuesday, 12 - 2pm (phone 0161 770 4674)

Accessibility and parking


  • Wheelchair access and lifts to the upper floor
  • 6 disabled toilets
  • Induction hearing loops at reception desks and in the performance space
  • Captioned video and DVDs are available for loan


  • 2 disabled parking spaces on Greaves Street (next to the library)
  • Southgate Street car park (access to the library across Southgate Street)
  • Pay and display car parks close to the library
  • Free on-street parking after 6pm