Belfast Central Library


 Library Contacts by Floor


Branch Manager\Contact:
Ground Floor - Central Lending: Mary Grieve
First Floor - Information and Business: Gary Patterson
Second Floor - Heritage Services: Catherine Morrow
Second Floor - Music Library: Kirsty McClelland
Royal Avenue
t:028 9050 9150
f:028 9590 0382
Minicom:028 9050 9247
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 Summer Opening Hours 24 Jun - 31 Aug incl.


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


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 Library Services

Books Audio books Children's audio books
Large print books Music CDs Internet
Storytimes Class visits Public Computers
Disabled access Exhibition space Fax service
Photocopier Printer Public telephone
Scanner Information Service Newspapers
Wi-Fi Music DVDs

 Library Events - please contact your library about events during school holidays as some events are term time only.

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Creative Writing Group
​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.

Group meets every Wednesday.

Immersive Writing - Wednesday 17 July FULLY BOOKED
Writing with the Greats - Poetry - Wednesday 24 July
Immersive Writing - Wednesay 31 July FULLY BOOKED

Free event for all adults interested in creative writing - booking essential

Mary Grieve or Nikki Terlik
t: 028 9050 9150
17/07/2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cryptic Corner
Every Friday morning on the first floor, in the Information Department.​

Keep your mind active - relax with crosswords and sudokus in good company.

FREE Admission.
Everyone welcome, booking not required.
Ask staff for details.

Gary Patterson
t: 028 9050 9150
15/03/2019 11:00am
Shared Reading

​Try Shared Reading in Belfast?

Our weekly group aims to bring people together and books to life. A place to relax, make new friends and share stories. There is no pressure to talk or read, you can simply sit back and listen.

Suitable for all abilities.

Booking Not Required.

Mary Grieve
t: 028 9050 9150

15/02/2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
iPad Club
An informal group (not a class). Learning together, peer to peer tips, sharing knowledge and good company.

Every Wednesday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Open session - booking not required. Ask staff for details.

Mary Grieve
028 9050 9150​
02/01/2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rhythm and Rhyme
One 30 minute session every Friday at 11:00am

Rhythm and Rhyme takes place every Friday morning in Central Lending. Suitable for children 0-4 years.

Everyone welcome.

Mary Grieve
t: 028 9050 9150
07/09/2018 11:00am
Classics Reading Group
​First Thursday of the Month

Come and enjoy our classic reading group

Mary Grieve
t: 028 9050 9150
06/09/2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm