Rochdale Central Library

I arrived in Rochdale by bus and then walked all around Rochdale before I realised the library had been right behind the bus station where I started. Doh!

In my defence there isn’t a library sign outside; it’s called Number One Riverside. It is very modern glass building but because it was a grey day the building seemed grey. Inside, however, the theme is purple. The staff have purple badges and scarves, there are purple trolleys and purple signs and floorplans. I liked the swirly doors.

It is a very noisy and bustling community centre although the coffee bar was shut and the children’s library was empty. All the computers are in use.

This was the first library where I’ve seen counter-terrorism posters.