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Northwich 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 August (we will continue to review this 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.

Witton Street, Northwich, CW9 5DR

Opening hours

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

Resources

Meeting rooms

The library has meeting rooms which can be hired by community groups and businesses. Charges and details can be found on our meeting room hire page.

Regular activities

Monday

  • Relax and read
    Held every Monday at 2pm. Enjoy good stories and poems, join in with the discussion, or just listen. It's sociable, friendly and stimulating.

Tuesday

  • Weaver Vale Housing Trust - Employment Horizons
    9.30am - 12noon, weekly, drop in sessions for Weaver Vale tenants. Help is provided with building CVs, filling in application forms and preparing for interviews.
  • Under 5s stories and rhymes
    11am - 11.30am - weekly in term time.  
  • Friends Against Scams and Online Safety
    2pm - 4pm on the following Tuesdays: 17 July, 14 August, 25 September,16 October,13 November. NatWest’s community banker will be on hand to offer advice and help about online safety, including online services such as banking and buying goods.
  • Tablet and smartphone tuition
    2pm - 4pm, weekly. Drop in session offering help with tablets, iPads and smartphones.

Wednesday 

  • English Conversation Class
    10.30am – 12pm, weekly. In meeting room, stairs access only.
  • Woodland Walks with the Greenspace Ranger
    12.30pm - 1.30pm, weekly. Enjoy a walk around Northwich's green spaces with our local Greenspace Ranger. Meet in the foyer of Northwich Library from 12.15pm. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Refreshments will be available afterwards, at the library.
  • Scrabble Club
    2pm - 4pm, fortnightly.
  • Lego Club
    3.30pm - 4.30pm, weekly. Duplo also available.

Thursday

  • Petty Pool Pop-Up Café
    10am - 12pm, weekly (term time only). Tea, coffee and cake on offer from students and staff of Petty Pool College.
  • Baby bounce
    10.30am - 11a m, weekly in term time. Free singing and rhymes with your baby - suitable for babies 0 - 12 months. 
  • Baby bounce
    11.30am – 12pm, weekly in term time. Free singing and rhymes with your baby - suitable for babies 0 - 12 months.
  • Craft and chat
    3pm - 4pm, weekly. Bring your own craft projects along and get tips and advice from fellow group members. This group also supports and makes items for Handmade for Dementia Northwest and UK e.g. twiddle muffs and cannula sleeves. All items are risked assessed by Handmade for Dementia and are donated to local care homes and hospitals. Any donations of wool gratefully received. 
  • Northwich Library book lovers' group
    Love books? Why not join our monthly drop in Book Group on the last Thursday of the month 11am - 12noon? There is no need to book a place - everyone welcome. An informal way to meet new people and chat about books.
  • Northwich Guardian surgery
    3.30 - 5pm, weekly.  Drop in session to share local news stories from around the area, with our local newspaper.

Friday

  • Coffee morning
    10am - 12pm, first Friday of the month. Each coffee morning has a different theme. Please contact the library for details.
  • Adult Colouring Group
    10.30am – 12pm, weekly. Drop in and de-stress. Colouring pages, pens and pencils provided or bring your own if you prefer. 
  • Spanish Conversation Group
    5.30pm - 6.30pm, weekly. Come along to learn Spanish in an informal, friendly group, for both beginners and more fluent Spanish speakers.

Saturday

  • Crafts for children
    During opening hours, adult supervision is required. Suggested donation £1.

Other services available at your library

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.

Where is the library? How do I get there?

Directions
Northwich Library is situated in a grade two listed black and white building in the main pedestrianised shopping area of the town centre. The library is located at the 'top end' of Witton Street near to Sainsbury's and the Penny Black pub.

Public Transport
The nearest bus stop is at Northwich bus station on Watling Street, which is about 5-10 minutes walk away from the library. Northwich railway station is the nearest train station and is slightly out of the town centre corner of Station Road and Manchester Road, taking around 10-15 minutes to reach on foot. Bicycles can be locked on the railing at the front of the library. Please note: bicycles are not allowed into the library itself.

Parking
We do not have our own car park, but Northwich town centre has a number of car parks that are within easy reach of the library. These can mainly be found at the back of the pedestrianised area off Leicester Street. You can also park at Brio Leisure on Watling Street and walk through the pedestrianised area, to the library. 

Disabled Parking
There are disabled parking areas within easy reach of the library off Albion Road, which runs along behind the library.

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