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Ballymena Central Library

5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena BT43 5AX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2563 3950
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Centralised resources.

I was here to do some research. I found documents to do with a talk I'll be giving soon. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steveodo
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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This library is great, quiet area upstairs for reading papers, downstairs there is computers. And... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
shaz3466
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena BT43 5AX, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 2563 3950

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here to do some research. I found documents to do with a talk I'll be giving soon. The staff were very helpful, and there seemed to be plenty of them. Lots of chairs, desks, light. I must try to get back here.

1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This library is great, quiet area upstairs for reading papers, downstairs there is computers. And great selection of books for children, they also do children reading groups. The best thing about the Library is its staff they are all so helpful and must admit can't...More

Thank shaz3466
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stopped by to catch up with paperwork. Sadly parking is not good and all parking a short distance away. Staff excellent and very friendly. Sorted out my password to get internet access. Quiet and comfortable with excellent range of literature.

Thank cathy606
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Staff are friendly. The library has level access for disabled people. Bowls of water are provided for the guide dogs at the VIP group in the library. It is a very welcoming place to go.

Thank thebigt1
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I popped into the library to find out about the local history of Ballymena. Firstly the building is impressive, secondly staff very friendly, third there was lots on the history of Ballymena. A superb resource.

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 24 August 2016

the idea behind a library is books the stock in this one gets less and less. wall to wall laptops but no books a total waste of time and moneyMore

Thank fulty500
LibrariesNI, Manager at Ballymena Central Library, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

I am sorry that you are disappointed with the book stock in Ballymena Central Library. If you visit the library again please ask to speak with me or the manager so as we can discuss your concerns in more detail. Regards Fiona McCallum Area Manager...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Staff most helpful but selection of books extremely poor. Need to invest in some new stock. Only way to get a particular author is to reserve a copy.More

Thank Roda1947
LibrariesNI, Manager at Ballymena Central Library, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you for your recent review on Trip advisor. I am delighted that you found our staff helpful and I am disappointed that you found our selection of books so poor. If you would like to discuss your particular book choices with me I would...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Had a few emails to print so popped in on a saturday morning. Staff are very helpful and nothing was too much bother for them. Joined up in less than 5 mins was shown how to use pc. I congratulate you on your brilliant staff

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stopped here for a while during the week, while the library is okay it was quite cluttered and untidy. There also wasn't much local information to be found which was a disappointment.

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A super place to go to get you head straight and to get some peace and quiet. It's possible to sit and enjoy reading, there are tables to work from if you are doing research. It's possible to get hot beverages. There are nice clean...More

Thank Jessica S
LibrariesNI, Manager at Ballymena Central Library, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and I’m delighted that you found our facilities so good and our staff so approachable. Fiona McCallum Area Manager

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fergie1951
Does the Knit & Natter group still meet on a Thursday?
3 January 2017|
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Response from LibrariesNI | Property representative |
Hi - yes this event is currently listed on the website as every Thursday, although this may not be the case during holiday times. You can contact Ballymena Central Library on 028 2563 3950 to double check. Thanks.
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Jessie M
What documents are needed to join
1 February 2015|
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Response from LibrariesNI | Property representative |
Hi Jessie, thanks for your enquiry. To become a full member simply visit your local library and verify your details. To do this, you will need to show current proof of your name and address, e.g. driving licence or... More
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