You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C S Lewis

Welcome to the Linen Hall Library

The Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution.
Founded in 1788, we are the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland. The Linen Hall Library 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. Read more here...

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Events Guide, January to March 2016

 

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MAY

Annual General Meeting

The 227th Annual General Meeting of the Linen Hall Library (Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Know...

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APR

May Events at the Linen Hall

POET, PAINTER, SONGWRITER EXTRAORDINAIRE – WE PAY TRIBUTE TO PERCY FRENCH IN MAY Acknowledged as one of Ireland&r...

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APR

Holiday Schedule 2016

The following Holiday Schedule applies for 2016 May Day Monda...

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