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Linen Hall Announces Phased Reopening Schedule

The Covid-19 pandemic which swept the globe saw us close our doors to the public from midnight on the 17th March 2020. In compliance with DfC Guidance on Cultural and Heritage Destinations, and with the safety of our staff, members and visitors as our utmost priority, there was little we could do except watch and wait and continue doing what we could working remotely. 

As restrictions ease, and we get ready to open our doors once again, we do so in the knowledge that some things which we once deemed normal are no longer deemed so, and that in order to protect the health of our staff, members and visitors we must adapt and adjust as we move towards a safer New Normal together.

With this in mind, we have introduced the following phased reopening schedule for the Linen Hall for the months of July and August:

Week commencing 20 July 2020:
There will be a book collection and return service for Members only at the Donegall Square entrance between 11.00am – 2.00pm on Wednesday 22 July and Friday 24 July (see below for details). A remote research service will also be available for Members. Please email research requests to info@linenhall.com with ‘Member research’ as the subject line of the email.

Week commencing 27 July 2020:
There will be a book collection and return service for Members only at the Donegall Square entrance between 11.00am – 2.00pm on Monday 27 July, Wednesday 29 July and Friday 31 July (see below for details). A remote research service will also be available for Members. Please email research requests to info@linenhall.com with ‘Member research’ as the subject line of the email.

Week commencing 3 August 2020:
Reopen to Members only
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Remote research service available.

Week commencing 10 August 2020:
Reopen to Members only
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Remote research service available.

Week commencing 17 August 2020:
Reopen to public
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm – limited numbers admitted.

To reserve books – for members only – from 20 July:

Check the online catalogue for available books.
Email book requests (max of 8) to info@linenhall.com with ‘Book collection’ as the subject line of the email. Please include your full name and membership number. You will then receive a confirmation email with a date to collect. Please do not come to the Library without having received confirmation your requested book/s are available to collect.

If you do not have access to email, please phone 028 9087 2219 between 10.00 am and 11.00 am on Wednesday 22 July, Friday 24, Monday 27, Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 for book collection or research services.

We will review the timetable as the situation unfolds. Depending on circumstances, this schedule could change at short notice. Please keep an eye on our social networking channels (links can be found on our homepage) and website (www.linenhall.com) for information.

We are also putting measures in place to ensure the Library meets all safety guidelines when members and the public fully enter the building including the installation of safety screens, deep cleaning and disinfecting, and rearranging furniture to ensure social distancing.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience as we navigate these difficult times.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Linen Hall again soon.

 

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