Rathcoole Library


 Customer Notice - Exceptional Closure on Thursday 28 March


Rathcoole Library will be closed on Thursday 28 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:

Cloughfern Library
2A Kings Crescent
BT37 0DH

t: 028 9085 4789

Glengormley Library
40 Carnmoney Road
BT36 6HP

t: 028 9083 3797​


 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Mrs Amanda Wardle
2 Rosslea Way
BT37 9BJ
t:028 9085 1157
f:028 9590 0318
Minicom:028 9085 1157
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 Opening Hours


Opening hours for Rathcoole Library
Monday:9:30am - 1:00pm   1:30pm - 5:15pm
Tuesday:9:30am - 1:00pm   1:30pm - 5:15pm
Wednesday:9:30am - 1:00pm   1:30pm - 5:15pm
Thursday:9:30am - 1:00pm   1:30pm - 5:15pm
Friday:1:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday:9:30am - 12:00pm
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 Scanner Information Service
Car Park Meeting Room Newspapers

 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 enquiries@librariesni.org.uk
Booking essential

Amanda Wardle
t: 028 9085 1157
e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk
11/04/201911/04/201910:00am - 4:00pm
Coole Craic - Patricia Curran's Murder
Third Wednesday of the month.
Check with branch for details​.

A talk by Stephen Cameron.

Stephen Cameron a well known local author and historian will give a talk on the unsolved murder of Patricia Curran, a judge’s daughter in 1952.

Speculation has surrounded the events and motives leading up to the murder and the subsequent police investigation.The unexplained murder of a young girl in a relatively crime free society has provided many conspiracy theories and Stephen Cameron’s talk will be greatly anticipated.​

Light refreshments from 10:00am.
Everyone welcome!
Booking essential.

Amanda Wardle
t: 028 9085 1157
e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk
20/03/2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Junior Reading Group
The first Thursday of every month.

Junior reading group for children aged 8-11.
Groups encourage members to read for pleasure, read adventurously and share their opinions (good or bad!) on books and authors.

Amanda Wardle
t: 028 9085 1157 ​
e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk
07/01/2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Children’s Arts and Crafts
Last Wednesday of every month.

Booking essential

Amanda Wardle
t: 028 9085 1157 ​
e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk
26/09/2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Mindful Colouring for Adults
​Every Thursday

Enhance your well-being and calm the mind through relaxed meditative colouring in.

Release your inner child and explore the world of adult colouring with intricate colouring patterns and designs. 
Light refreshments will also be served each week.​

Amanda Wardle
t: 028 9085 1157 ​
e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk
06/09/2018 10:00am - 12:00noon
Adult Reading Group
First Wednesday of the 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.

Amanda Wardle
t: 028 9085 1157
e: rathcoole.library@librariesni.org.uk
05/09/2018 10:30am - 11:30am