Latest Service Updates

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

All libraries will be closed from Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 December inclusive and on Tuesday 1 January.

There will be no mobile library service from 22 December until 1 January inclusive.

Don’t forget you can access our online Library throughout the holiday period at for eBooks and eMagazines.

Most libraries will be closed on Saturday 22 December and from Thursday 27 December until Monday 31 December inclusive. However the following libraries will open during this period but will close at 5pm on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December and at 4pm on Monday 31 December – Ballymena Central, Bangor Carnegie, Belfast Central, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Derry Central, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Finaghy, Glengormley, Lisburn City, Lurgan, Newry City and Omagh.

Note that the Out of Hours Service at Dungiven, Irvinestown, Lisnaskea, Maghera, Saintfield and Whitehead libraries will operate as normal other than Christmas Day.

To check opening hours of individual libraries check listings.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the following:​


Remember that you can visit the Libraries NI website and the Libraries NI app any time and you will have access to our online services including eBooks, Audiobo​oks, and eMagazines​, and you can use the Catalogue to find books and renew your book loans.


Updates on Branch Library​ opening times:

Portaferry Library​ will be closed until Monday 17 December due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Coleraine Library will be temporarily closed from Monday 3 December. We will post an update at a later date when we have new information so please watch this space.

Greystone Library​ will be closed the entire week commencing 17 December (17 - 22 Dec inclusive) for essential maintenance work.

Shantallow Library will be temporarily closed from 2:00pm on Wednesday 12 December for approximately three months to facilitate essential maintenance works. ​ 

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