Downpatrick Library


 Customer Notice

​Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we are temporarily closing all public libraries and Out of Hours Access from 5:00pm on Friday 20 March until further notice.​​​​​

 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Margaret J McArdle and Emma Sutherland
Market Street
BT30 6LZ
t:028 4461 2895
f:028 4433 3919
Minicom:028 4461 2895
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 Library Opening Hours


Opening hours for Downpatrick Library
Monday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday:9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday:9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday:Closed on Sunday


 Public Holidays


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 Library Services

Books Audio books Children's audio books
Large print books Internet Storytimes
Class visits Public Computers Disabled access
Fax service Photocopier Printer
Scanner Information Service Newspapers
Wi-Fi BBC Rewind archive

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

Event TitleDetailsStart DateEnd DateTime
Gardening Club

​1st Tuesday of the month.

FREE Admission.

Come along and meet fellow gardeners to share tips, swap cuttings, seeds and produce and browse through our gardening books for inspriration. A programme of guest speakers and outings is in development.

Emma Sutherland/Margaret McArdle
t: 028 4461 2895

05/11/2019 6:45pm - 7:30 pm
Adult Reading Group
The last Tuesday of each month.

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.

Margaret J McArdle and Emma Sutherland
t: 028 4461 2895
24/09/2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Lego Club

Third Monday of the month.

Downpatrick Lego Club is for children aged 7 - 11 years. Come along and get creative with a new theme each month.

Booking essential.

FREE Admission.

Margaret J McArdle and Emma Sutherland
t: 028 4461 2895

16/09/2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tea and Newspapers
Weekly meeting on a Friday morning to read the papers and enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits.

Every Friday from 10:00am - 12:00noon

Margaret J McArdle and Emma Sutherland
t: 028 4461 2895
06/09/2019 10:00am - 12:00noon
Knit and Natter
Every Thursday.

A group for anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. Share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills.
Bring whatever you are working on at the moment or start a new project.

Margaret J McArdle and Emma Sutherland​
t: 028 4461 2895
05/09/2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Rhythm and Rhyme
Every Wednesday and Saturday.

Rhythm and Rhyme is an exciting free programme to introduce children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories in the library.

Rhythm and Rhyme is a great opportunity for children to have fun and learn in a relaxed venue while giving parents and carers the chance to socialise.

Margaret J McArdle and Emma Sutherland
t: 028 4461 2895
04/09/2019 11:00am - 11:30am