COVID-19 / Service Updates

Libraries NI is continuing to provide access to the Book and Collect Service and eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers through online platforms.

The operational hours for Book and Collect in each branch are available on branch library pages here.

Please note that due to ongoing COVID restrictions there is currently NO access to browsing or IT use.



We also apologise for any inconv​enience caused by the following ​notices:

- Due to COVID-19, all mobile library services have stopped.

- Newcastle Library will be closed on Monday 25 January for essential building work. The nearest public libraries are Castlewellan Library and Downpatrick Library.

- Waterside Library will be closed on Monday 18 January.

- Antrim Library will be closed on Tuesday 19 January. 

- Greystone Library will be closed on Wednesday 20 January. 

- Portstewart Library​ is temporarily closed due to unforeseen circumstances. Please use either Portrush Library or Coleraine Library​​.

- Comber and Portaferry libraries will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2020 until after the new year to allow for essential maintenance works to be carried out in both branches. Alternative nearby libraries include Newtownards Library, Dundonald Library and Downpatrick Library​. 

- Lurgan Library is temporarily closed due to ongoing refurbishment works. During this period, customers can access services in any public library including nearby Brownlow and Moira​ libraries.

- The Irish and Local Studies Library, Armagh, is currently closed.  ​