Knowledge and advice

Lady on library pod

General enquiries

Staff are happy to help with a wide variety of enquiries. We offer information on local services, reading advice, basic computer help and much, much more.

Local and family history

The main collection of local history material for Salford is at Salford Local History Library, based at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Libraries around the city also have some books of local interest: 

Many of our customers like to research their family tree. If you are a library member you can access Ancestry.com for free on the library PCs.

I come to the library to do my homework as I don't have a computer at home. The staff give me useful books and websites to look at.

Samuel Barnes, Ordsall Library.