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Click and Collect Service

Home Library Service

Home Library Service
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PC Bookings

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Virtual Reference

Virtual Reference Library

Enquiry Service

Enquiry Service


Tameside Libraries - Phased Re-opening


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All Libraries To Be Open From 12 October 2020

Following the successful re-opening of Ashton, Droylsden, Dukinfield and Stalybridge Libraries on 6 July 2020, a decision has been taken to re-open Denton, Hattersley, Hyde and Mossley libraries on 12 October 2020.
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 required to wear a face covering to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 infection and protect the community.

The number of services we are able to offer in our libraries continue to be limited, and Open+ will not be available until further notice.

Ashton Library   Hattersley Library
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm        Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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  
Denton Library   Hyde Library
Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday opening not available until further notice   Saturday opening not available until further notice
Droylsden Library   Mossley Library
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday  
Wednesday     Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday  
Dukinfield Library   Stalybridge Library
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Thursday  
Friday     Friday  
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
Open+ will not be available until further notice


Covid-19 Response - Click and Collect

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

More information is available on the Click and Collect page.



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, we can also be contacted on 0161 342 2031
or via Live Web Chat at 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. You can now place reservations from books that are stocked by the four open libraries, from 12 October items may be requested from all eight Tameside Libraries.

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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 can also make reservations and check the progress. 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 3 slots per week at Ashton Library and 2 slots per week at all other libraries.

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 | Denton - 0161 342 3406 | Droylsden - 0161 370 1282 | Dukinfield - 0161 330 3257 | Hattersley - 0161 342 5225 | Hyde - 0161 342 4450 | Mossley - 0161 342 3787 | 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:

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