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Planning your visit

Please note the public lift in Halton Lea Library is being replaced and will be unavailable for approximately 8 weeks from 24th June 2024.  Please ask staff for access to the staff lift instead.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Opening Times

Take a look at our Opening Times page for the latest updates on when we are open and information on accessibility.

Getting Here

For bus, train and parking information view our guide Getting Here

Ditton, Runcorn and Widnes libraries each have one floor, Halton Lea Library has 3 floors.   Take a look at Location-Guide-for-Halton-Lea-Library to find out where specific subject books, photocopiers and toilets are located.

Take a look at our FAQS  for some of the most frequently asked questions.  You can view our library policies and charges online.

Changing Places Facilities


Changing Places facility available in Halton Lea Library.  Includes a changing bench, hoist and height adjustable wash basin.

Autism Friendly Social Stories

Did you know that we have Autism Friendly social stories for all of our Halton Libraries to help your child, or young person understand what they might see, hear and do when they visit us.

Social Story Ditton Library
Social Story Halton Lea Library
Social Story Runcorn Library
Social Story Widnes Library

Access for All

We are also on Euan’s Guide – Disabled Access Information by disabled people for disabled people.

Can’t make it into our libraries?

  • Home Library Service – for people who love reading, but who are housebound or find it hard to get to their nearest library for reasons such as mobility problems, illness, shielding or carer responsibilities.  Receive up to 20 books a month.
  • Ebooks and Eaudio Books –
  • Newspapers and Magazines online –
  • Online events on our social media channels. Follow us @HaltonLibraries on Twitter and Facebook to join in.  We are also on Instagram @haltonlibraryservice