Derry Central Library


 Customer Notice - Exceptional Closure on 29 April

​Derry Central​ Library will be closed on Monday 29 April 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:

Creggan Library
59 Central Drive
BT48 9QH

t: 028 7126 6168

Strathfoyle Library
22 Temple Road
Strathfoyle, Derry
BT47 6TJ

t: 028 7186 0385

Waterside Library
The Workhouse, 23 Glendermott Road
BT47 6BG


 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Eugene Martin and Koran Burns
35 Foyle Street
BT48 6AL
t:028 7122 9990
f:028 7122 7080
Minicom:028 7127 2310
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 Opening Hours


Opening hours for Derry 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 Internet Storytimes
Class visits Public Computers Disabled access
Exhibition space Fax service Photocopier
Printer Public Lift Scanner
Information Service Newspapers Wi-Fi

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

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Adult Lunch Time Reading Group
This group aims to allow everyone’s reading experiences to be shared and enjoyed.

Participants don’t have to be library members but if you join, you can borrow the book the group will be discussing for free.

Every second Tuesday of the month

Eugene Martin ​and Koran Burns
t: 028 7122​ 9990
09/04/2019 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Derry Central Library Launches Exhibition ‘Plantations in Ulster 1600-41’

​Derry Central Library in partnership with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will launch a major exhibition ‘Plantations in Ulster 1600-41’ on Friday 5th April at 1pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

This exhibition has been produced using documents from Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the Historical Environment Division within the Department for Communities and other repositories. It explores many aspects of the plantations which transformed Ulster in the early years of the seventeenth century. Dr Michael Willis, PRONI Director and Deputy Keeper of the Records will launch the exhibition which runs until the end of May, and the keynote speaker will be Ian Montgomery (PRONI).

This exhibition is intended to illustrate the origins and progress of the plantations using original documents and the 11 panels cover various aspects of the plantation including  Trade and markets, Everyday life, Churches and Schools The Planters,  The native Irish,  Derry~Londonderry  and the London companies.

FREE Admission.

Koran Burns / Eugene Martin
028 7122 9990​​

Read to Lead
Second Friday of every month or once a fortnight from 11:30am - 12:30pm
Please ask in branch for more details

Eugene Martin ​and Koran Burns
t: 028 7122 9990
08/03/2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Go ON / Got IT - Basic Computer Classes
Go ON / Got IT is an exciting support and training programme for people who want to find out more about technology and computers in a relaxed environment and at their own pace.
These computer courses are held in local libraryes with experienced staff on hand to help. Go ON allows people to enhance their computer skills by offering help to do lots of everyday tasks on the computer.

Go ON / Got IT sessions are free but you must be a library member to participate. Library membership is free for everyone.

Booking essential - please ask in branch for details

Eugene Martin ​and Koran Burns
t: 028 7122 9990
03/12/2018 During library opening hours
Job Club
Meets every Monday and Wednesday morning by appointment via the Job Club.
The Job Club will provide guidance and advise on local employment and help with the application and interview process.

Booking essential - please ask in branch for details

Eugene Martin ​and Koran Burns
t: 028 7122​ 9990
03/12/2018 During library opening hours
Tea and Newspapers

​Come along and enjoy a nice cuppa and relax, chat and read the News papers.

Eugene Martin ​and Koran Burns
t: 028 7122 9990

18/10/2018 9:00am - 10:00am (Monday - Friday) and 10:00am - 11:00am (Saturday)