Latest Service Updates

Libraries NI Latest Service Updates

PURCHASE OF BOOK REQUESTS

Regrettably due to funding constraints, Libraries NI is unable to take requests for new books at present. Should the current situation change, further information will be provided here.

LIBBY SERVICE

All customers will be asked for their membership number and their PIN number. Any customers already logged in to the app will only be asked for a PIN number if logged out.

If you have forgotten your PIN number you can use either the Libraries NI app or the Libraries NI website to reset your PIN. To find out more visit the FAQ section of our website.

NEW MEMBERS

New library members who join online should use their membership number “UNREGXXXXXXX” to access the Libby and BorrowBox apps. However, if you have called into a library and received a library card then please use the membership number on the card to log in, “1000XXXXXX”.


We also apologise for any inconvenience caused by the following notices.

UPDATES RELATING TO LIBRARIES:


- Castlederg Library will be closed on Saturday 1 June. Alternative libraries include Strabane and Newtownstewart.

Saintfield Library will be closed from 6:00pm - 6:30pm on Tuesdays and closed from 1:30pm - 2:00pm on Fridays. Alternative libraries include Downpatrick.

Fivemiletown Library is currently closed and during the closure customers can make full use of nearby EnniskillenLisnaskea and Fintona libraries including books, computers, Wi-Fi and children's activities. Also, there is a Mobile Library service in place on every Monday afternoon from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The mobile will be parked in the Edfield Way Car Park and Charging Station, Fivemiletown, BT75 0PB.

 

Temporary Closure of Killyleagh Library for Refurbishment Work

Due to refurbishment work, Killyleagh Library will be closed from Monday 4 December until Spring 2024.

During this temporary closure, customers can visit any public library. The closest libraries include:

Downpatrick Library, 79 Market St, Downpatrick,
t: 028 4461 2895
e: downpatrick.library@librariesni.org.uk

Saintfield Library, Ballynahinch Road, Saintfield
t: 028 9751 0550
e: saintfield.library@librariesni.org.uk

The planned refurbishment work includes installing a new thermal efficient roof, new triple glazed windows and doors, along with new LED lighting for energy efficiency. The interior of the library will also be enhanced with a new ceiling, new floor covering, and re-decoration of internal walls.

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

 

Bessbrook Library Temporary Planned Closure

Bessbrook Library will be closed temporarily from Wednesday 29 November and re-opening in Spring; this is to facilitate essential building work.

During this temporary closure, customers can visit any public library. The closest libraries include: 

Newry City Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry
t: 028 3026 4683
e: newrycity.library@librariesni.org.uk

Crossmaglen Library, 44 The Square, Crossmaglen
t: 028 3086 1951
e: Crossmaglen.library@librariesni.org.uk

The planned works include installing improved insulation in the roof along with new LED lighting for energy efficiency. The interior of the library will also be enhanced with a new ceiling, new floor covering, and re-decoration of internal walls.

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


Ballymoney Library Temporary Planned Closure

Ballymoney Library will be closed due to refurbishment work, from Monday 30 October until Spring 2024. During this temporary closure alternative libraries include Coleraine, Ballycastle and Kilrea.

There will be a public Mobile Library available fortnightly at the following location, Castle Street Car Park, Ballymoney from Tuesday 21st November 2023 until Spring 2024 from approx. 1:00pm – 4:30pm. The stop dates and times are as follows and all stop times are from 1:00pm - 4:30pm:


UPDATES RELATING TO HOMECALL SERVICE:

- The Causeway Coast Homecall Service will be unavailable from Monday 15 April.

UPDATES RELATING TO MOBILE LIBRARIES:

- Dungannon Mobile Library will be unavailable until further notice.

- Armagh and Craigavon Mobile Library will be unavailable until further notice.