To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

W. Somerset Maugham

About Us

Event Hire

Looking to hold your next meeting, event or conference in a listed centrally located venue?

Why not hold your next conference, board meeting, launch or promotion in the historic Linen Hall Library? The listed building, which fronts onto Donegall Square, is unparalleled in atmosphere, and embraces the past and future with its mix of modern and traditional architecture

As a venue, the Linen Hall Library holds an illustrious and unparalleled profile with guests and media in an historic city centre location. The dramatic extension, built in 2000 and housing the six-storey high Vertical Gallery, maintains the unique character and ambience of former years, whilst incorporating full disabled access, services and facilities for a new century.

The range of available rooms includes the Governors’ Room, an intimate Victorian meeting room lined with oak bookshelves, and the larger modern, well-equipped Performance Area with everything necessary for an impressive event.

   
Performance Area Governors' Room

Performance Area

Capacity: 90 standing, 80 seated
 

Governors' Room

Capacity: Boardroom, 12 seated
 

Members' Room Northern Room

Members' Room

Capacity: 40 standing (only available after 4pm)
 

Northern Room

Capacity: 45 standing (only available after 4pm)
 

Vertical Gallery Reception Area

Vertical Gallery

Exhibition Space

Reception Area

Evenings Only


Range of Events: Receptions, readings, exhibitions, press conferences, lectures, book launches, seminars, workshops, and even a wedding service.

Eating and Drinking: Our flexible and creative food service enables you to choose a menu to suit your own taste: options range from canapés to substantial finger buffets.

Check out our Function Menus Brochure for further details.

Equipment: Freestanding lectern, whiteboard and pens, data projector and screen, PA system and deaf loop system.

Entertainment: If required, we can recommend musicians to suit your taste - from jazz to classical quartets.

Click here for further details of Function Facilities and Room Hire or download a Function Booking Form.

If you would like to provisionally hire a room, or for further information and quotations, please contact the Customer Services Manager, Marie Ryan on T: 028 9032 1707.