Belfast Central Library


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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
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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
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.

08/07/201628/09/2016During Normal Hours
The Ulster Home Front, 1914-1918

​An illustrated talk by Dr Robert Whan 

As part of the Belfast Somme 100 commemorations Dr Robert Whan will give an illustrated talk on the impact of the First World War on those living and working at home. He will examine the domestic, economic, social and political life of Ulster, including the effect on women and children, industry and agriculture​.

Training Kitchener’s new army in Ireland, what can archaeology reveal?

​A talk by Heather Montgomery 

As part of the Belfast Somme 100 commemorations Heather Montgomery will explain her archaeological investigations into the training of Kitchener's new army in Ireland. This research brings together historic evidence relating to the British military training, and the archaeological analysis of advances in twentieth century warfare and draws upon social and cultural elements of the period.​

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