Belfast Central Library


 Exceptional Closure Notice - Monday 1 April


Belfast Central Library is closed on Monday 1 April in order to facilitate computer system upgrades. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

There are many libraries that are open on 1 April within the Greater Belfast area and you are welcome to visit one of those locations (See the menu navigation on the left).

During the library closure, items can be renewed online with your library membership card and PIN number, which is available from library staff. eBooks and eMagazines can also be borrowed as normal through our online library. 

As a library member, you can borrow items from and return to any public library across Northern Ireland.



 Library Contacts by Floor


Branch Manager\Contact:
Ground Floor - Central Lending: Mary Grieve / Allison Milligan
First Floor - Information and Business: Gary Patterson
Second Floor - Heritage Services: Catherine Morrow
Second Floor - Music Library: Patricia Walker
Royal Avenue
t:028 9050 9150
f:028 9033 2819
Minicom:028 9050 9247
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 Opening Hours


Opening hours for Belfast 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 Music CDs Internet
Storytimes Class visits Public Computers
Disabled access Exhibition space Fax service
Photocopier Printer Public telephone
Scanner Information Service Newspapers
Wi-Fi Music DVDs

 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 Friday morning on the first floor, in the Information Department.​

Keep your mind active - relax with crosswords and sudokus in good company.

FREE Admission.
Everyone welcome, booking not required.
Ask staff for details.

Gary Patterson
t: 028 9050 9150
15/03/2019 11:00am
Unwrap a Mystery Crime Book!
During 1 - 30 March, pick up a wrapped mystery crime book in our 1st Floor Information Department at Belfast Central Library during library opening hours.

You won't know what kind of thrilling experience you are in for until the wrapping comes off!

 Whether it's a "Killer Thriller", a "Whodunnit?" or simply a "Once upon a crime...' we guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
01/03/201930/03/2019During library opening hours
Awesome Authors and their Fantastic Fiction - Exhibition
Belfast Central Library presents an exhibition - Awesome Authors and their Fantastic Fiction
Explore the colourful and extraordinary world of some of our most loved and treasured children's authors past and presents.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
14/01/201930/04/2019During library opening hours
iPad Club
An informal group (not a class). Learning together, peer to peer tips, sharing knowledge and good company.

Every Wednesday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Open session - booking not required. Ask staff for details.

Allison Milligan/Mary Grieve
028 9050 9150​
02/01/2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SAD Lightbox - Beat the Winter Blues
Banish the winter blues!

Come and relax in front of our Light Therapy Box, designed to lift your mood.
Dark gloomy days and indoor working can disrupt our body clocks, and may contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Using light therapy can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing and increased vitality.
Please contact branch for details.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
01/11/2018 During library opening hours
Rhythm and Rhyme
One 30 minute session every Friday at 11:00am

Rhythm and Rhyme takes place every Friday morning in Central Lending. Suitable for children 0-4 years.

Everyone welcome.

Mary Grieve and Allison Milligan
t: 028 9050 9150
07/09/2018 11:00am