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Click and Collect Service
eReading


eReading 
Home Library Service

Home Library Service
Search the Online Catalogue

My Account - login to renew.
 
PC Bookings

Use a Computer

 

Virtual Reference
 

Virtual Reference Library

Enquiry Service

Enquiry Service


 

Tameside Libraries - Phased Re-opening

 

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Which Libraries Will Be Open?

As part of the phased re-opening of Tameside Libraries some of or libraries will be opening from Monday 6 July 2020. We will be offering a limited number of services in the first weeks of opening within government guidelines. 

We will be maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, so that we can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus. Customers are now also required to wear a face covering to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 infection and protect the community.  

Open+ will not be available in the first phase of re-opening.

 
Ashton Library   Dukinfield Library
0161 342 2031 / 2029   0161 330 3257
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm        Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm   Wednesday  
Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm   Friday  
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm
         
Droylsden Library   Stalybridge Library
0161 370 1282   0161 338 2708
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Friday  
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
         


 

Covid-19 Response - Click and Collect

As part of our limited reopening, from 6th July 2020 we now operate a Click and Collect system. Ashton, Droylsden, Dukinfield and Stalybridge Libraries are offering to put together a collection of up to 6 books based on your preferences for you to collect.

More information is available on the Click and Collect page.

 

eReading

If you still can't get into the library then eReading may be something to try as it's available 24/7. We have eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers that can be downloaded from our website free of charge. To access these services you will need your library card and a PIN.  The PIN is the DDYY of your birth so the 1st January 1990 would be 0190.

If you need support with these resources or any other enquiries please do contact us on the email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk, we can also be contacted on 0161 342 2031
or via Live Web Chat at https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries during opening hours.


 

Home Library Service

The Home Library Service offers delivery of library materials to people who are unable to leave their homes. The service is designed to meet the library needs of people who have difficulty visiting a library due to reduced mobility and have no-one who can regularly visit the library on their behalf. 

As part of our Covid-19 response we are extending this service to any other library members for whom visiting the library is currently a struggle. We will liaise with customers to ensure no contact takes place when delivering or collecting materials.

For more information please call Ashton Library on 0161 342 2031 or f
ill in an application form on-line.

 

 

Search the Catalogue


You can search our library catalogue by author, title or subject you will be able to see everything from books and spoken word to eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Use the search box and topic filters at the side to find your favourites, or just browse. The catalogue will show whether the item is in stock, which libraries have copies and whether they are available to borrow.

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Manage my Account

Login to your accountLog on to the Catalogue

You can log in to your library account online to check when your loans are due for return and renew. You will need your Library Card number and your PIN. First time users? Please visit the catalogue help page.


Libraries Mobile App

Alternatively, you could get the free Spydus Mobile app which lets you manage your library account.
Use the app to search and renew your items. You can also use Spydus app to scan barcodes on books, which will search for available copies at your local library.

Download from Apple Store or Google Play

 

 

PC Bookings

Due to the need to ensure social distancing the number of PCs available has been reduced and we are limiting customers to a maximum of 1 hour per day.  Members need to pre-book a maximum of 2 slots per week at Droylsden, Dukinfield or Stalybridge Libraries, and 3 slots per week at Ashton Library.

Please call the relevant library to make a booking. You will be offered a choice of set time slots for pre-booked use. Please note the following:-

  • Please call in advance to make a PC booking.
  • Ashton - 0161 342 2029 | Droylsden - 0161 370 1282 | Dukinfield 0161 330 3257 | Stalybridge 0161 338 2708
  • Please arrive in good time for your booked PC session as there may be a queue to enter the library. Bookings not taken up within 10 minutes may be made available for other customers.
  • Please try to have the correct money if you wish to print.
  • PCs will only be available during staffed hours at Droylsden, Dukinfield and Stalybridge libraries, Open+ is not available at the present time.
  • PCs will be cleaned in between sessions, please ensure you complete all work and printing in good time as it will not be possible to extend booking times.
  • You will be able to book for up to 7 days in advance.
  • One person only per PC, if you need to bring someone with you to help please ask when you make your booking if we are able to accommodate you.
  • To ensure social distancing our staff will not be able to offer help or support at PCs.
Printing is available at all four libraries. Photocopying is available at Ashton Library only.



Virtual Reference

Tameside Libraries members can get free instant access to hundreds of reference resources and thousands of newspaper articles with our online library services. If you are a Tameside Libraries member you can access these resources from any PC with internet access in the library, at home, anywhere.

Find out more about the Virtual Reference Library.

 

 

Enquiry Service 

Tameside Libraries Information Service exists to provide information to anyone, on any subject, and in any form. There are thousands of items of stock as well as a range of digital resources and databases. If you are struggling to find more detailed or reliable information we can help.

  • If you're stuck we can help with eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers, we can usually sort out the problem.
  • Tameside Libraries are part of Ask About Business, a partnership between eleven library authorities in Greater Manchester and beyond led by Manchester Central Library & Information Service. For more information about Ask About Business, contact Tameside Libraries Information Service or visit the Ask About Business website 
  • We can offer a free mailing list to Tameside Businesses. Contact us for for information about obtaining your free mailing list.
 

Further Questions?

Download frequently asked questions about Tameside Libraries re-opening - pdf

Download the Tameside Libraries Test and Trace Information Sheet - pdf

Or for further information contact:
 

Contact Information
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Tameside Libraries Information Service
Ashton Library
Markeplace
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 6BH
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 2031

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