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Ellesmere Port Library

We have a wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eResources free of charge.

Our libraries are now fine-free for children aged 0 to 12 years so they will no longer be charged for any overdue items. Any pre-existing late charges have been removed from their accounts.

Ellesmere Port library building

Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG

  • Telephone: 0151 337 4684

Opening hours

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday: 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Resident Assistance Point

This building is equipped with technology to enable customers to access Council services. Staff are also on hand to provide guidance and advice.



  • Computers, printing and scanning facilities
  • Free WiFi – simply login with your library card number and PIN/password

Diverse Dine Cafe

Ellesmere Port Library has a new café called Diverse Dine, which is run by Vivo Care Choices. The cafe offers a menu of delicious and healthy food for visitors to enjoy. The cafe is open Monday to Friday, from 10am - 3pm.

Home Library Service

The Home Library Service provides library books and talking books directly to the homes of readers who are unable to collect their own items from a library. If you would like to use the Home Library Service, please ask a member of staff.

We’re always looking for new volunteers and there are a number of ways to help, from selecting items for customers, to driving and dropping off items at customers’ homes. Applications can be made via our Volunteering page. 

Regular activities


  • Digital buddy session: 9am - 11am, weekly. Our digital buddy is here to help with all IT issues. Either drop in or book a half hour session.
  • Knit and Natter: 1.30pm - 3pm, weekly. Drop in.


  • Baby rhyme and sign for babies under one: 10am - 10.30am, weekly.
  • Carers coffee morning: 10am - 12pm. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
  • U3A: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 1st Tuesday of the month.
  • English conversation group: 11am - 12pm, weekly. Relaxed, social group which aims to build confidence in speaking English as well as improving listening skills, through everyday conversations. Ideal for speakers of other languages. Drop in.
  • Family History drop ins: 10am - 12pm, weekly. Do you want to find out more about your family history but don’t know where to start? Come along and chat to our family history volunteer.


  • Ellesmere Port local and family history society: 10am – 12pm, weekly.
  • Toddler rhyme and sign (12 months and over): 10am - 10.30am, weekly.
  • Ellesmere Port wellbeing walks: 1pm - 2pm, weekly. Meet outside the library.


  • Bereavement help point: 2pm - 3.30pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Support and guidance provided by Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Drop in.
  • Kids colouring club: 3.30pm - 5pm, come along and join us for some after school colouring. Weekly drop in.


  • Reading group: 2pm - 3pm, first Friday of the month


  • Lego Club: 10am - 12pm, weekly
  • Bin to brilliant crafts: 11am - 11.45am, weekly. Creative crafts using recyclable materials.

Where to find the library

Leave the M53 at Junction 9 and follow the signs for the town centre.

After a mile turn left at the traffic lights into Civic Way (just before the Civic Hall) and the library is on the right hand side, opposite the bus station.

Public transport
The library is opposite Ellesmere Port bus station. Please visit the Bus Service Timetables directory to view bus timetables or plan your journey with Transport Direct below. You can also call Cheshire Traveline on 0845 140 2666, 8 am - 8 pm, for further information.

Pay and display parking facilities are available next to the library.

Disabled parking:
Disabled parking is available adjacent to the library.