Service Changes

Changes to the Library and Knowledge Service

Following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the library has returned to its normal service. 

We continue to provide support for literature searches, current awareness and general enquiries. We can also provide library inductions and training virtually over MS teams, please see below for our contact details to book a session.

The Curve Library, Prestwich 

  • Opening hours Monday to Friday 08.30-15:00
  • There are 6 PCs available for staff use, plus 2 PCs for service users and guests
  • The book return box will remain outside of the library space  
  • The wearing of facemasks is now a matter of personal choice for all library visitors 

To arrange a training session, and for any other library enquiries please contact us by using the details below: 

Phone: 0161 358 1772 





Booking a PC

The Curve Library, Prestwich

A total of 6 PCs in the library are available for staff and 2 PCs are available for guest users. Appointments to use the computers are not required, but reservations can be made in advance by contacting the library on or 0161 358 1772. Appointments are available 08.30-14:30 Monday to Friday. 


Booking Virtual Training and Inductions

The Library and Knowledge Service offers virtual training sessions on literature searching, accessing our e-resources and using your Athens account over MS Teams.  We can also provide virtual library inductions to groups and individuals.  

Library staff are available to run virtual training and induction sessions Monday-Friday between 08:30-15:00.

To book a one-to-one or group session, please email and provide a few preferred dates and times for the training/induction to take place. Once your session has been booked you will receive confirmation and an MS Teams invitation which will contain a link to the session and joining instructions.

Please note, you need to register for a free OpenAthens account before attending the training. You can register for an OpenAthens account here:

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust