Newtownards Library


 Customer Notice - Exceptional Closure on 26 March

Newtownards Library will be closed on Tuesday 26 March 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. eBooks/Audiobooks and eMagazines can also be borrowed as normal via the Libraries NI website or Libraries NI app. 

Your nearest libraries are:​
Bangor Carnegie Library
ilton Road
BT20 4LH

t: 028 9127 0591

Dundonald Library​
16 Church Road
Dundonald, Belfast
BT16 2LN 

t: 028 9048 3994​

Sullivan Building
86-88 High Street, Holywood
BT18 9AE
t: 028 9042 4232



 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Irene Costley
Queens Hall
Regent Street, Newtownards
BT23 4AB
t:028 9181 4732
f:028 9181 4732
Minicom:028 9181 4732
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 Opening Hours


Opening hours for Newtownards Library
Monday:1:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday:10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday:10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday:Closed on Sunday


 Public Holidays


 Library Location



 Library Services

Books Audio books Children's audio books
Large print books DVDs Internet
Storytimes Class visits Public Computers
Disabled access Exhibition space Fax service
Photocopier Printer 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
Digital Learning Day
Need digital skills? Sign up for Digital Learning Day.

Improve your digital skills and get online with the support of a volunteer from Business in the Community.

To book your FREE place, contact your local library.
For further information, call the Libraries NI Customer Services Line on 0345 4504 580 (Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm) or email
Booking essential

Irene Costley and Bettina Hunniford​
t: 028 9181 4732
11/04/201911/04/201910:15am - 4:15pm
Adult Reading Group
New members are welcome.

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.

Irene Costley and Bettina Hunniford​
t: 028 9181 4732
10/09/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Knit and Natter
​Enjoy some chat while knitting every Friday.

Come along - everyone welcome!

Irene Costley
t: 028 9181 4732
07/09/2018 Fridays at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Coffee Corner
​Every Friday morning - coffee, craic and newspapers

Irene Costley
t: 028 9181 4732
06/09/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mindful Colouring for Adults
​This event is for adults and many now enjoy the therapeutic aspects of colouring in the peaceful, relaxed environment of the library.

Irene Costley and Stephanie Simpson​
t: 028 9181 4732
06/09/2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Rhythm and Rhyme
Alternate Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am. Please ask staff for more details.

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.

Irene Costley and Stephanie Simpson​
t: 028 9181 4732
06/09/2018 10:30am