Belfast Central Library


 Customer Notice - opening dates and times during the festive season


​Belfast Central Library will be closed from Monday 24 until Wednesday 26 December inclusive and on Tuesday 1 January. The library will open as normal on other days during the festive period but will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December and on Monday 31 December the library will close at 4:00pm.

Don’t forget you can visit the Libraries NI website throughout the holiday period for the Catalogue, eBooks and eMagazines.​​​

Christmas events at Belfast Central Library 


 Library Contacts by Floor


Branch Manager\Contact:
Ground Floor - Central Lending: Mary Grieve / Allison Milligan
First Floor - Information and Business: Gary Patterson
Second Floor - Heritage Services: Catherine Morrow
Second Floor - Music Library: Patricia Walker
Royal Avenue
t:028 9050 9150
f:028 9033 2819
Minicom:028 9050 9247
Library Facebook page  Library Twitter Feed




 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


 Public Holidays


 Library Location



 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
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.

Allison Milligan/Mary Grieve
028 9050 9150​
02/01/2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Human Rights Festival - The Music of Dreams
Alma Harrak is a 14 year old Syrian girl and she arrived in Ireland in 2016. Having never taken a lesson before, she stufnned the world by teaching herself how to play to piano to a professional level within 2 years.
Recently in Dublin, for Culture Night, she stole the show when she performed with the National Concert Orchestra.

Everyone welcome - please ask staff for details

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
Human Rights Festival - A Part of Belfast Now
Launch event: Tuesday 11 December at 12:00noon

This project is an initiative by Belfast City of Sanctuary with co-operation from the Education Authority, Libraries NI, NI Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Belfast Metropolitan College with Belfast City Council.
This event will open the exhibition and will include speakers from new communities.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
10/12/201815/12/2018During library opening hours
SAD Lightbox - Beat the Winter Blues
Banish the winter blues!

Come and relax in front of our Light Therapy Box, designed to lift your mood.
Dark gloomy days and indoor working can disrupt our body clocks, and may contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Using light therapy can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing and increased vitality.
Please contact branch for details.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
01/11/2018 During library opening hours
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 and Allison Milligan
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 and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
06/09/2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm