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
Library Tours
As part of European Heritage Open Days Northern Ireland.

A fine example of a Victorian public building with a portico entrance. The highlight of the interior is a domed first floor reading room with delicate plasterwork detail. The top floor features two galleries with glass vaulting and fine plasterwork.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
10/09/201610/09/201610:30am - 11:30am and 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Exhibition: The Belonging Project
​Belonging, a joint project between the Belfast Migrant Centre and photographer Laurence Gibson, encouraging empathy towards migrants in Northern Ireland by telling their stories. These are told through photographs with accompanying recorded interviews. The audience will be able to confront their preconceived ideas of migrants.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
08/07/201628/09/2016During normal library opening hours
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.

Mary Grieve and 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.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
03/05/2016 10:30am - 11:30am
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
t: 028 9050 9150
13/05/2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Classic Reading Group
​1st Thursday of the Month

Come and enjoy our classic reading group

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
06/03/2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm