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Information about Tameside Libraries for Gujarati Speakers

Announcement: Tameside Library Service during Tier 4 restrictions in force from 31 December 2020.

From Monday 4 January 2021 Tameside Library buildings will not be open for general use and browsing – however you will be able to return items or collect pre-ordered books at the Library entrance. In addition all online services and the Home Library Service will continue. There will also be strictly managed access to public PCs in library buildings to assist with essential activity such as job applications, benefit claims and digital access to other public services.

We have a range of online services and digital events on offer but due to Covid-19 guidelines there are currently no events or activities taking place in libraries. For full details of revised current services and facilities, please see our Libraries 
homepage and social media.


Do you have any books in Gujarati?

Most of our books in Gujarati are at Ashton Library in Ashton-under Lyne with a smaller collection available at Stalybridge Library. The collection includes:

  • Suspense, romance, short stories, adventure and science fiction books
  • Books on health & beauty, history, religion, poetry, cookery and biographies
  • Hindu books in Gujarati and English
  • Gujarati/English dictionaries and books and tapes
  • Gujarati Driving Theory books and Highway Code practice materials. 

Do you have any newspapers or magazines? 

Yes, here is a selection you might be interested in:

  • Chitrelekha (Gujarati) – Ashton Library
  • Garavi Gujarat (Gujarati) – Ashton and Stalybridge
  • Gujarat Samachar (Gujarati) – Ashton and Stalybridge Stree (Gujarati) - Ashton Library
  • Stardust (English) – Ashton and Hyde Libraries

We also have daily newspapers and a wide range of magazines in English.

How do I join?

It is free to join the Library. Fill in a library joining form and bring proof of your address and signature. Children can join too, their form must be signed by their parent or guardian. All members are given a Library card.

What can I borrow?

Once you have joined, your Library card can be used at any Tameside Library. You can borrow up to 12 books for 3 weeks and return them to any Tameside Library.

Can I keep books longer than 3 weeks?

Your books must be returned to the Library on or before the date that is stamped on the book’s date label. If you want to keep them longer you can renew them for another 3 weeks as long as they have not been requested by anyone else. You can renew your books over the phone, over the internet or in person. If you return your books after the date they are due back you will be charged a fine, this will go up every day until you return them to the library. If you are under 18 you do not pay fines.

Can I use the computers?

All Tameside Libraries have computers that are free to use. Library members can have free access to the internet for up to 1 hour a day, every half hour following will be charged at 60p. An adult must be with children under 9 if they wish to use the internet. 

Did you know?

Libraries have lots more to offer than books and computers: 

  • Library staff can answer questions, take payments and provide information about Council services.
  • Libraries hold computer classes.
  • You can practice questions from the Life in the UK test online using Go Citizen. This is free to all Library members.
  • Fax service (sending and receiving).
  • Photocopying.
  • Study space and homework help.
  • Story times and arts & crafts activities throughout the year.

When are you open?

View library opening hours.

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