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
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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




​​Café open Monday – Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm and
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm​​


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

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Happy Carnival - An Exhibition
Belfast Central Library presents: Happy Carnival

Beat Carnival has been creating large scale carnival parades in the city since 1995. This exhibition displays costumes, props, photographs and designs from many of these creative celebrations, for all to see.

Open Launch on #firstthursdays 5 October from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
05/10/201730/11/2017During normal library opening hours
Belfast Time Travellers Club
Passionate about the Past?

Travel back through the history archives and old newspapers with like-minded people. Come to as many weekly sessions as you wish.
Every Wednesday.

Booking not required

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
20/09/201725/10/201710:30am - 12:30pm
Classics Reading Group
​First Thursday of the Month

Come and enjoy our classic reading group

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
07/09/2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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. In collaboration with Beacon supporting mental wellbeing.
Group meets every Wednesday, all welcome.

Mary Grieve, Allison Milligan or Nikki Terlik
t: 028 9050 9150
06/09/2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ruth Barnett Baker - An Exhibition
An exhibition of the work of local journalist Ruth Barnett Baker. She worked for the Belfast Newsletter, the Ulster Tatler and Northern Life writing articles on local history, hospitals, schools, literature including book reviews.

The exhibition also features items from the W. Barrington Baker archive, held in Belfast Central Library. He was Ruth’s father-in-law and had a great interest in the theatre, literature and travel in the early 1900s.

Catherine Morrow
t: 028 9050 9156​
04/09/201727/10/2017During normal library opening hours
Stories at Belfast Central Library
Stories at Belfast Central Library will resume on 2 September 2017.

First Saturday of the Month

Fun and Stories for children aged 4 – 8 years.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
02/09/2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm