Out of Hours Service

Out of Hours libraries offer adults (aged 18 years and over) controlled access to library facilities outside of normal opening hours, providing a limited but important range of services on a self-service basis, including broadband/ Wi-Fi access, printing facilities, study space and book borrowing.

This service has been funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to support computer access in rural areas.

The six pilot libraries involved are Lisnaskea, Irvinestown, Dungiven, Maghera, Whitehead and Saintfield.

The Out of Hours Service is enabled by technology which works with our existing infrastructure to provide self-service kiosks, public access computers, lighting and security.

Adults register as an Out of Hours member and then can access the library when in Out of Hours mode using their PIN and card. To get into the library they will use an access point at the front door. CCTV cameras record who is coming in and out and staff will view this video the following day to ensure customers are working within agreed terms and conditions.

The Out of Hours Service has been impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic and therefore services have been reinstated in Maghera Library from Monday 16 August with all other Out Of Hours library locations and services planning to be operational from early September 2021.