Ballymena Central Library


 Customer Notice - Exceptional Closure on 29 May

​​​Ballymena Central Library ​will be closed on Wednesday 29 May in order to facilitate computer system upgrades. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

During the Library closure, items can be renewed online with your library membership card and PIN number, which is available from library staff in any branch library. eBooks/Audiobooks and eMagazines can also be borrowed as normal via the Libraries NI website or Libraries NI app.

Your nearest open libraries (click on the library names below for opening times) are:​

Carnlough Library
Town Hall
BT44 0EU

t: 028 2888 5552

Portglenone Library
19 Townhill Road
BT44 8AD

t: 028 2582 2228

Randalstown Library
34 New Street
BT41 3AF

t: 028 9447 2725


 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Rebecca Gibney-Preece
5 Pat's Brae
BT43 5AX
t:028 2563 3950
f:028 2544 2429
Minicom:028 2563 3950
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 Opening Hours


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


 Public Holidays


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 Library Services ‭[1]‬

Books Audio books Children's audio books
Large print books Internet Storytimes
Class visits Public Computers Disabled access
Exhibition space Fax service Photocopier
Printer Public Lift Scanner
Coffee / Tea Machine Newspapers Wi-Fi

 Library Events

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Storytime and Craft
One Saturday each month for children aged 4 - 8 years old.

Please contact staff to confirm date and to book a place - booking is essential

Rebecca Gibney-Preece​
t: 028 2563 3950
15/12/2018 11:00am
Books and Banter
Adult reading group
Meets last Tuesday of every month from 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Please ask staff for details.​

Rebecca Gibney-Preece​
t: 028 2563 3950
25/09/2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
VIP Group
The Visually Impaired Group​

Group meetings held second Monday of each month - please contact branch for confirmation.​

Combining local information and social interaction with listening to short stories or anecdotes, this select group would welcome any newcomers.
Please ask staff for details.​

Rebecca Gibney-Preece​
t: 028 2563 3950
10/09/2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Rhythm and Rhyme
Two Sessions every Friday: 10:00am and 11:30am
Booking is essential and can be placed on the Thursday prior to the session.

Every Monday from 3 December: 10:30am
Booking is essential and can be placed on the Saturday prior to the session.

1 Adult with accompanying child/children.
Please ask staff for details.

Rebecca Gibney-Preece​
t: 028 2563 3950
07/09/2018 Various