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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The following Holiday Schedule applies for 2015 - 2016 Christmas Holidays 2015
At 9am on Thursday 5 November, the doors to the Linen Hall Library were opened to begin a twelve-hour fundraising Readathon. Throughout the day acto...