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Ellesmere Port Library

Please note: following the latest advice from Public Health England about social distancing we will be temporarily closing all libraries to the public from 5pm on Friday 20 March 2020, until further notice.

To help customers to continue using our service we have:

  • Extended all loans until the end of April (we will continue to review as necessary)
  • Halted any new fines
  • Removed the limit on all renewals
  • Removed the charge for holds not collected
  • Remember you can also access eBooks, audio downloads, eMagazines and eResources, free of charge. 

You can renew your loans using the Cheshire Libraries Catalogue or phone 0300 123 7739 for 24 hour renewals. You can also email libraries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Resources

Library cafe

Serving drinks, sandwiches and snacks

  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm 
  • Run by First Enabled

Customer service centre

The customer service centre is situated on the ground floor of the library and provides help with Blue Badge, Concessionary Travel, Council Tax, Housing Benefit, Parking and other council services.

Home library service

The Home Library Service is available to anyone who cannot easily visit a library due to disability or incapacity. Volunteers deliver books or talking books on a regular basis, free of charge. Do you know anyone who could make use of this service? We can help. Or do you have a few hours spare to volunteer? For further information, please contact the library.

Registration service

If you want to see the Registrar, please make an appointment by telephoning 0300 123 7037.

Work zone

Situated on the first floor of the Library the Work Zone offers a range of services to support residents in identifying and developing their job hunting and employability skills, including a weekly job club and help with maths, English and IT skills. You need to be aged 19 or above to access this support. For further information telephone 0151 356 6667 or email epworkzone@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

Regular activities

Monday

  • Family history
    2pm - 4pm, monthly. Would you like to trace your family tree? Need some help with ancestry.com? Come along to a drop-in session with Ellesmere Port U3A. Please contact the library for dates.
  • IT buddy
    3.30pm - 5.30pm, weekly. Informal one-to-one basis IT support (30 minute sessions). Includes help with smartphones, tablets and iPads. Please contact the library to book a session.

Wednesday

  • Baby rhymetime 
    10am - 10.30 am, weekly in term time. Join in with our rhyme time fun with rhymes, songs and musical instruments.
  • Toddler rhymetime 
    11am - 11.30 am, weekly in term time. Join in with our rhyme time fun with rhymes, songs and musical instruments.
  • Local history advice 
    10am - 12pm, weekly. Would you like some help with local or family history? Drop in and see our volunteers.

Thursday

  • NAAFI break drop in
    11am - 1pm, second and fourth Thursday of the month. This is open to Veterans, Regulars or Reserves and their dependents, to come together in a relaxed social environment and share similar experiences. For more information email admin@armedforcessupporthub.org
  • Bereavement support group 
    2pm - 4pm, second and fourth Thursday of the month. A friendly space open to anyone who is bereaved or is supporting someone who is bereaved. Drop in for information, support and advice or chat with one of our trained volunteers or with other bereaved people. Delivered in partnership with the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. 
  • Under 5s storytime
    2pm - 2.30pm, weekly. Pop in to join us for some stories. 

Friday

  • Reading group
    1.30pm-3pm - second Friday of the month. Contact the library for more information or to join.

Saturday

  • Lego club
    10am - 11am, weekly. Come in and use your imagination to create something amazing. Duplo also available.

Where to find the library

Directions
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, 8am - 8pm, for further information.

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

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

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