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: Patricia Walker
Royal Avenue
t:028 9050 9150
f:028 9590 0382
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


 Public Holidays


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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
Better Selves Book Club
Join us as we explore inspiring stories to find motivation for being our best selves, with the aid of a variety of self-help books.
In partnership with British Red Cross, we aim to bring people together who are interested in personal growth and development.
Suitable for adults - booking advisable

Monday 15 April: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday 29 April: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday 13 May: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday 3 June: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday 17 June: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mary Grieve
t: 028 9050 9150
15/04/201917/06/20196:00pm - 7:00pm
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