Shantallow Library


 Customer Notice - Exceptional Closure on 29 July


​​Shantallow Library ​will be closed on Monday 29 July 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:​ 

Derry Central Library
35 Foyle Street
BT48 6AL

t: 028 7122 9990

Creggan Library
59 Central Drive
BT48 9QH

t: 028 7126 6168

Waterside Library
The Workhouse, 23 Glendermott Road
BT47 6BG

t: 028 7134 2963


 Library Contact


Branch Manager\Contact:
Marie-Elaine Tierney
92 Racecourse Road
Shantallow, Derry
BT48 8DA
t:028 7135 4185
f:028 7122 4385
Minicom:028 7135 4185
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 Summer Opening Hours 24 Jun - 31 Aug incl.


Opening hours for Shantallow Library temp summer
Monday:10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday:10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday:10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday:10:00am - 1:30pm
Sunday:Closed on Sunday


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 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
GOT IT 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
Cryptic Corner
Every Monday 12:00noon – 1:00pm

Come along and exercise your brain by helping to solve our puzzles: Crosswords, word Searches and Sudoku or even play a game of Chess or Draughts. There will also be a weekly thought provoking Local History Question.

Marie-Elaine Tierney
t: 028 7135 4185
22/07/2019 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Adult Reading Group
The first Tuesday of every month.

This group aims to allow everyone’s reading experiences to be shared and enjoyed. You can borrow the book the group will be discussing for free.

Marie-Elaine Tierney
t: 028 7135 4185
04/09/2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rhythm and Rhyme
There will be no Rhythm and Rhyme during August. It will resume on Tuesday 3 September.

Every Tuesday.

​For age 0 - 4

Marie-Elaine Tierney
t: 028 7135 4185
04/09/2018 10:45am
Knit and Natter
Every Monday and Thursday.

A group activity aimed at 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.​

Refreshments provided.

All welcome.

Marie-Elaine Tierney
t: 028 7135 4185
03/09/2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tea and Newspapers
Every Monday

Marie-Elaine Tierney
t: 028 7135 4185
03/09/2018 11:00am - 12:00noon
Go ON / Got IT - Basic Computer Classes
Go ON/Got IT is an exciting support/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 libraries 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

Marie-Elaine Tierney
t: 028 7135 4185
03/09/2018 Contact branch for details