- Monday and Tuesday 9-8
- Wednesday and Thursday 9-5
- Friday closed
- Saturday 9-1 ; 2-5
- Sunday closed
Browse through our books, magazines and newspapers while relaxing in easy chairs. Do you want fast fiction, sporting legends, tense thrillers? Try our ‘Quick Reads’ – easy to pick up, hard to put down. Would you rather listen to a story? Try our new ‘Playaways’ which are spoken word in MP3 format. We stock the latest titles and they are free to borrow. At our Health Information Point – find out more about improving your health and well being.
Computers and I.T.
If you are a member of Forum Library you can use our computers *free of charge, for one hour per day (2 hours for over 60s). Library staff members are on hand to assist when needed and make sure you get the most out of the computers. You can surf the net, send e-mails, book more computer time, search the library catalogue or book that CD you've been looking for. *Thereafter £1.50 per hour or part hour, subject to availability.
The door to the town hall is also open at the Forum Library! Use our ‘Sorted’ area to access a range of useful council services – from finding a home, a job or childcare, to requesting a repair, graffiti removal or an OFSTED report for your child's school. You can even check your benefit and tax credit entitlements. It's easy to do and our staff will help you get started if you're new to computers. Save some time and really get things sorted at the Forum Library.
Macmillan Information & Support Service
Music, Films and Games
There's a huge music and film library on the ground floor packed with CDs and DVDs. Why not try our new Blu-Ray DVDs? Many titles are just £1 per week and new releases are £2 for 2 days.
We have a wonderful bright children's library, where you can browse through the books, find information to help you with your homework, share a story together or join in with our many organised activities for children, including reading groups. You'll also find computers with filtered internet access.
Reference & Information Areas
On the first floor are resources for local and family history searches, job opportunities or searches for general and business information. In addition to the popular computer based learning centre and computers, you can book in advance or just turn up to search the internet or send e-mails.
How to Join!
If you aren’t a member of Forum Library yet, it's so easy... just come to one of the reception/loan desks and ask to join. You can borrow books right away. If you want to borrow multimedia items or use the computers, you need to show us proof of ID, including name and address.
On most days you will find a range of activities taking place - all are free!
- Story Time for under 5's - every Tuesday 11-11.30, term time only
- Reading Group - last Tuesday of each month
- KNOT knitting group - every Wednesday
Manchester City Council - Library Service
Contact us on: 0161-227 3770