The Library is at the heart of the campus, providing a vibrant and positive learning environment for all our students.

Our Library provides space to work, a well-managed service, quality resources and friendly, professional support for learning outside the classroom.

Virtual Learning

The College appreciates that this is a difficult and confusing time, but its priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of its students and staff. To support the ongoing education of our students we have produced a number of frequently asked questions in relation to library services available during this period of virtual learning.

Click here for all information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Library services will be providing Help Desk support Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

for more information you can contact the library at:

Sheffield Hallam University

As a Higher Education student of Trafford College you are free to use the resources available to you at Sheffield Hallam University.

HE Study+

HE Study+ is a programme of additional academic support for all students across Higher Education. Students can access drop in sessions every weekday as well as workshops focusing on a range of topics to help you through your programme of study.


Your on-site library provides so much more than just books. We've put together a helpful list of what you can expect when studying with us:

  • A wide range of learning materials, including books, journals and e-book.
  • Printing and photocopying facilities
  • Our extensive IT facilities all offer internet access and Microsoft packages. There are laptops which can be borrowed and used in the Library. We also have specialist packages for you to use, including PaintShop Pro, Visual Basic and Photoshop.
  • All our materials are held on our computerised catalogue which can be accessed 24/7. You can also reserve items and renew your loans online.
  • There are a range of study spaces to suit everyone – so if you need to discuss your work or work quietly on your own, the Library has somewhere for you.
  • We also provide information skills sessions to help you understand how to use our resources and to develop your independent study skills.
  • We know how difficult it can be studying in a new college, so we provide an induction which introduces you to our systems and facilities.
  • You can get friendly help and support from professionally-qualified librarians and library assistants. We can help you using our electronic resources and locate relevant information.
  • A range of online resources which mean you can study from your home or workplace, 24/7.

Opening Times (Altrincham Campus)

Changes to our opening hours will be publicised across our website and social media. For a live status please contact the library.

Day Opening Times
Monday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.15am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.15am - 3.30pm
Saturday Closed (unless advertised)
Sunday Closed (unless advertised)

Opening Times (Stretford Library).

Changes to our opening hours will be publicised across our website and social media. For a live status contact the library.

Day Opening Times
Monday 8.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 7.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday Closed (unless advertised)
Sunday Closed (unless advertised)