Linen Hall Library Board of Governors


President             Mrs Alice Chapman
Vice President           Mr David Lewis
Honorary Secretary           Mr Jonathan Stewart
Honorary Treasurer           Ms Yvonne Galligan


  • Ms Karen Blair
  • Mr Hugh Campbell
  • Mrs C Gallen
  • Dr Eamonn Hughes
  • Mr Jack Johnston
  • Mr Alan Kershaw
  • Ms Maureen Mackin
  • Mr Hugh Odling-Smee
  • Mr Cliff Radcliffe
  • Mr Maolcholaim Scott
Belfast City Council Observer:
Councillor John Hussey

The Library’s Constitution dates from 1891 and is originally framed under the Educational Endowments Act (Ireland), 1885 and subsequent amendments. In 2004 the membership of the Library endorsed the most significant amendments to the Constitution since its original formulation, designed to enable the Governors to operate in line with best modern practice in the charitable sector. If you would like to read the Constitution in full, please click here to download the Library’s Constitution.

The Library’s Constitution