The Linen Hall Library

The Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast
Co. Antrim
BT1 5GB
Northern Ireland

Website

www.linenhall.com

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@linenhall.com

Telephone

General Enquiries

(028) 9032 1707

Fax

General Enquiries

(028) 9043 8586

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The Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution. Founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland.

It has a radical and 'enlightenment' foundation, and ever since has prized its independence and has maintained the principle that its resources are owned by the community for the community.

It is renowned for its unparalleled Irish and Local Studies Collection, ranging from comprehensive holdings of Early Belfast and Ulster printed books to the 250,000 items in the Northern Ireland Political Collection, the definitive archive of the recent troubles.

The Library also boasts the Northern Ireland Theatre and Performing Arts Archive, a unique collection reflecting our rich cultural heritage. The Linen Hall has an illustrious profile as a centre of cultural and creative life and offers a varied programme of events ranging from monthly exhibitions to readings and lectures.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 9.30-17.30
Sat 9.30-16.00

Closed: Sun

Library holdings range from its comprehensive collection of early Belfast and Ulster printed books to the 250,000 items in the Northern Ireland Political Collection, the definitive archive of the recent troubles.

Collection details

Literature, Social History

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