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Tameside Libraries Information Service

Image - Tameside Libraries Information ServiceTameside Libraries Information Service exists to provide information to anyone, on any subject, and in any form.

There are thousands of items of stock managed by specialist staff, and all enquiries for information are welcome. Smaller quick-reference collections are provided in branch libraries throughout the Borough.

Tameside Libraries Information Service also manages the Health Information Centre: an information service located in Tameside General Hospital for patients and their carers.


Announcement: Full up to date details of current library services are available on the Libraries Homepage.

Online Resources

Tameside Libraries Information Service have added even more online reference resources to their collection. These can be accessed by Library members at home, work, or at their nearest Tameside Library. The latest editions to this growing collection are:

  • Press Reader - PressReader provides access to over 5000 daily newspaper and magazine titles from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages while connected to the Internet. Read a newspaper or magazine in its original or screen-friendly format, print articles, listen to audio narration, and translate content from around the world in up to 17 languages.
  • Libby - Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. 100 magazines are currently available covering a wide range of interests. Titles include Ideal Home; Men's Health; Popular Science; National Geographic; Total Film; Gamesmaster and much more.
  • Visit our online library services page to find out more about all of our online resources

Business Information

Are you looking for Business Information? Whether you’re setting up a new Business, expanding an existing Business, investigating the competition or marketing your Business, Tameside Libraries Information Service can help. We have a wide range of information available to those looking for Business Information. We offer a friendly staff assisted service providing access to both print and online resources to help you with your business enquiry. There are more details on our business information page.

Free Service! We can offer a free mailing list to Tameside Businesses. Contact us for more for more information about obtaining your free mailing list.

Ask About Business

Tameside Libraries are part of Ask About Business, a partnership between eleven library authorities in Greater Manchester, Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen. Led by Manchester Central Library & Information Service, Ask About Business provides access through libraries to information that supports: 

  • Pre-Start and new businesses
  • Existing business
  • Jobseekers
  • Consumers
  • Inventors
  • Business students

For more information about Ask About Business, contact Tameside Libraries Information Service or visit the Ask About Business website .

Opening Hours:

Monday: 8.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 8pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Note: Historical information about Tameside is available from the Tameside Local Studies & Archives Unit

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Libraries Information Service
Tameside One
Market Place
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 2031