Latest library news
Thank you to everyone who completed our survey in 2016. We were very pleased to see that customer statisfaction is high, at 95%. However, your feedback will inform our Libraries Strategy for the next few years and help us to develop and deliver a quality, sustainable library service. Read a summary of the survey results (PDF, 2MB) or ask to see a copy at your local library.
New DVD loyalty card
Pick up a DVD loyalty card from your library and each time you borrow a DVD ask a member of staff to stamp your card. Collect 9 stamps and get a 10th DVD loan free of charge. You can collect stamps between 3rd January and 30th March. Your card must be redeemed before 1st July 2017.
Children aged 0-17 years do not pay any reservation fees, and we are pleased to say that children aged 0-4 years do not pay any overdue charges on books either. For full details see our charges leaflet.
Learning offer at Cheshire East libraries
"The library is the temple of learning..." (Carol T. Rowan)
Cheshire East libraries are proud to support the Universal Learning Offer. Our libraries are welcoming community hubs and learning in libraries can build confidence and skills, and improve employability and wellbeing.
There are lots of opportunities for informal, self-directed learning at our libraries, with something for all ages. You can develop your creative or digital skills, delve into your family history or enhance your work skills. Opportunities are provided by library staff and in conjunction with partners, so we are able to offer a wide range of activities. We provide:
- Free resources, including a range of online resources and courses from Learn my Way, text books, self-help books and reference books. Plus, language CD's and foreign language fiction, as well as local history and basic skills collections
- Drop-in online basics sessions and help with your gadgets, or bookable IT Buddy sessions and online family history workshops
- A variety of reading/book groups and writing groups
- LEGO, Scrabble, chess, board games and coding clubs
- Free use of our computers for one hour each day and free WiFi access. Plus, free study space and meeting rooms or IT suites for hire. These are used for a variety of activities, including baby signing, baby massage, creative crafts, Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates
- Homework help, with trained and helpful staff on hand
- Information on a range of free or low-cost local learning opportunities. We regularly host exhibitions and advice desks from community organisations such as U3A and the National Careers Service. You can discover free online courses from organisations such as FutureLearn and the Open University
- Work clubs and job advice clinics
- English conversation
- Children's events over the summer for the reading challenge and adult events for Get Online Week and Adult Learners' Week
- Volunteering opportunities
"Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken." D. H. Lawrence.
Libraries' social media policies
The Libraries’ Twitter and Facebook accounts are managed during office hours on Monday - Friday. Our Cheshire East Libraries Twitter policy (PDF, 76KB) and Cheshire East Libraries Facebook policy (PDF, 79KB) outline what you can expect from CEC Libraries.