Belfast Central Library


 Library Contacts by Floor


Branch Manager\Contact:
Ground Floor - Central Lending: Mary Grieve / Allison Milligan
First Floor - Information Services: Stephen McFarlane
Second Floor - Heritage Services (BUIS): Catherine Morrow
Second Floor - Music Library: Jane Moore
Royal Avenue
t:028 9050 9150
f:028 9033 2819
Minicom:028 9050 9247
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 Opening Hours


Opening hours for Belfast Central Library
Monday:9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday:9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday:10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday:Closed on Sunday

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 Library Events

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Poetry Recital: Shalom Writers Group

​Come along and join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a Poetry Recital by the distinguished Shalom Writers in Chapter One, and savour the culture and ambience.

FREE Admission. Booking not required.

Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150

20/05/2016 12:00noon - 12:30pm
Visually Impaired (VIP) Adult Reading Group

​The first Tuesday of each month.

The group aims to allow everyone’s reading experiences to be shared and enjoyed. Participants can borrow a copy of the book we are discussing for free, on a variety of formats to suit the individual.

Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150

03/05/2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Exhibition: The Life of Shakespeare - 1564-1616. His life and Works

Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this exhibition celebrates the life, times, works and legacy of the world’s greatest playwright. Through the use of historical records, library resources and colourful displays, we invite you to revisit the “Bard’s” contribution to the world of literature and appreciate that his works are “not of an age but for all time” (Ben Jonson, Preface to the First Folio, 1623).

​Admission Free​.

Stephen Mcfarlane

028 9050 9150​

01/04/201630/06/2016During normal opening hours
Creative Writing

​Whether it is your first attempt or you are a seasoned writer you will be prompted by new ideas each week. Use this time out to take a well deserved break from your day; to escape and relax the mind. In collaboration with Beacon supporting mental wellbeing.

Group meets every Wednesday, all welcome.
Mary Grieve, Allison Milligan or Nikki Terlik

13/05/2015 14:00 - 16:00
Classic Reading Group

​1st Thursday of the Month

Come and enjoy our classic reading group

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
028 9050 9167

06/03/2014 13:00 - 14:00
Stories at Belfast Central Library

1st Saturday of the Month

Fun and Stories for children aged 4 – 8 years.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
028 9050 9167

01/03/2014 14:00 - 15:00