Wigan Library

Libraries → temporary closures

Some of our libraries will temporarily close from 2nd August as staff support critical services.

The following branches will remain open:

  • Wigan and Leigh town centre libraries will remain open between 10am and 2pm on weekdays.
  • Ashton Library will be open 10am to 2pm Monday to Wednesdays, 1pm to 5pm on Thursday and Fridays.

The remainder of the library buildings will be temporarily closed to the public.

Please keep an eye on the web pages for updates, and don’t forget we have online services available too via e-books, audio books and e-magazines, with access to 36000 digital titles, 20000 audio titles and dozens of free to access magazines.


Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend

Contact us

Email: wigan.library@wigan.gov.uk
Telephone: 01942 827621

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 2pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


  • Wi-Fi
  • 30 public computers
  • One of the borough’s two central libraries
  • Part of Wigan Life Centre campus
  • Big children’s section
  • Library service operates on the ground floor
  • Dedicated health section in library

Adult learning courses

Courses are available for individuals aged 19 and above in Learning Zone 2 on the Mezzanine floor. Courses available include, Maths, English, CV writing, job searching and Computers for Beginners.

Please contact 01942 489714 or email Jill Roberts to book.


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