Libraries in Belfast

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Libraries in Belfast

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  • Lee
    Liverpool, UK695 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I will tour guide recommended that we eat here for lunch and we were certainly not disappointed. The beautiful tea room was located in the elegant library which had a fascinating poster collection amongst other exhibits. The staff are extremely friendly and the food was delicious. My vegetarian breakfast was one of the best that I have ever had.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK3,129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Belfast Central Library is just on the edge of the city centre and close to Belfast Cathedral. It has a number of floors and there is a lift and staircase to get to different floors.

    The library is made of lovely red brick and has some beautiful architecture.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • normajean100
    N IRELAND115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is our local library and is such a lovely place to visit. The staff are so welcoming and helpful. The selection of books is great and the library has all the fa facilities one would need. The children love visiting as do I. A great place to study also.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • EllieMay62
    Templepatrick, UK22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go occasionally. Building a bit old fashioned. Rather nice. Staff friendly. Nice to spend time picking books.
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • Mismay
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very friendly staff and lots of great books nice layout bright and clean and warm and a great place to study.
    Written 23 February 2021
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  • carina1232015
    Belfast, UK24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great library with helpful and friendly staff. Just what you expect. It is a bit small but if you can't find what you are looking for they can order it for you to pick up at a later date.
    Written 4 August 2017
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  • Heather L
    Kilkeel, UK85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm a regular here by cause of the selection of books. Great friendly helpful staff. Lots of computers and good WiFi access. Plenty going on got everyone. Events etc. For me its just the books and WiFi. Appreciate these people.
    Written 28 July 2019
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  • Jennerator
    United Kingdom7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Of all the East Belfast libraries I feel this one is the friendliest. I love that CS Lewis square is located so close and the statue of the wardrobe from his Narnia books. I love that they often feature CS Lewis displays. They have the computerised borrow and return system, plenty for children (they have a designated area) and a reading area for papers and the computer suite is in a separate room. There’s rhythm and rhyme running weekly and plenty of open space to work. My only criticisms would be the very limited variety in genre of fiction and the lack of parking. The main genre of fiction seems to be crime. I feel they are catering for a very specific and limited audience. There are two disabled parking spaces and a four regular spaces which are crammed into a very small space. At busy times it’s very difficult to get in and out or get turned and it’s situated beside a very busy doctors surgery car park which rarely has spaces.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • cpc2212
    Belfast, UK6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was in a rush, no membership card, staff quickly sorted it out, I was able to finish my work. Great range of books for a local library.
    Written 3 January 2018
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  • Daytripper24182
    Belfast, UK642 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opening hours improved after the major refurbishment, no more half day openings during the week, which always caught me out previously.
    An initiative on Monday mornings runs, which provides free tea and coffee along with the obligatory biccies. There's a nice crowd of regulars as well as students nearer exams times.
    Pleasingly, the new self service style machines have now been installed, some libraries in more rural areas have had them for some time now. WiFi free to members. Staff always pleasant and helpful.
    Written 9 April 2015
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  • T5562SWsam
    Belfast, UK233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic library with lots of space and lots of books! Nice and quiet too! Very handy if you live in the shankill and want to go to the nearest library!
    Written 14 February 2018
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  • Alex Hami
    Dundonald, UK5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a book lover, I was overwhelmed with the joy this library give me. STUNNING . Will be back , you won't be able to get rid of me haha.
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Woodstock library is on the Main Street in Woodstock. Nice place and open on Sundays and throughout the week. Worth a visit.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Daytripper24182
    Belfast, UK642 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This library has a good location, near the carriageway on the upper part of the Cregagh Road, and is set well back from the road. There's some limited parking available beside the library itself. Although it's quite nice to walk in from the road, and a few benches are handily positioned at the front.

    Just a few computers are located within the library, so at busier times it's difficult to seated at one if you're under pressure.

    Cregagh library has a homely feel to it, helped by the interesting exhibitions displayed. And an art gallery is accessed via the main library. Generally speaking, this is a peaceful, bright building ideal for relaxing and building your knowledge up with a good book.
    Written 13 August 2015
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  • Robin M
    Belfast, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly library. Great theme days and sessions on for kids. Great selection of kids books. Relaxing seats and atmosphere
    Written 4 November 2018
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