Visit Us

Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Everyone is welcome in the Linen Hall. The library is free to enter and explore. You can reach out and touch over 200 years of heritage and history as you walk the floors, exploring the collections, and our friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to assist in any way.

The Linen Hall is situated on Donegall Square North, with views over Belfast City Hall in one of the oldest and most architecturally beautiful parts of the city centre.

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Explore the Linen Hall Library from the comfort of your home with our virtual tour. See a select few sights around the building as you follow the arrows on your computer or mobile device.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Important information Introduction We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will inform you about how we look after your personal data, tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. It applies to information we collect in relation to: Users of our website; People who register to use the We system; People who use our online system to enter an event, create a membership or make a purchase with an Organisation; Employees or representatives of organisations who use our services or supply us with goods or services; People who contact us via any medium (e.g. by post, email, telephone or social media). It is important that you read this Privacy Policy, together with any other Privacy Policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them. Controller and contact information We, the Linen Hall Library, are the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “We”, "we", "us" or "our" in this Privacy Policy). We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us on info@linenhall.com. Complaints You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please email us on info@linenhall.com in the first instance. Changes to the Privacy Policy and your duty to inform us of changes We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current and that you inform us if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. Third-party links Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit. The data we collect about you Types of data we collect Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows: Identity Data includes first name, last name. Contact Data includes contact address, email address, social media account information and telephone numbers. Financial Data includes details about payments to and from you. If you choose to pay by credit or debit card we will also ask you for… Continue Reading Privacy Policy

The Linen Hall Gift Shop

The Linen Hall Gift Shop Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm The Linen Hall Gift Shop on Level 2 of the library features a selection of items inspired by the history and heritage of Ireland and the literature that fills the library shelves. Books, publications, and prints from our collections are popular items in the shop. Book lovers will enjoy our reading journals, literary maps, book-themed tote bags, and other available items. Those looking to purchase a gift for family or friends will find jewelry, badges, bookmarks, and stationery. Linen Hall branded items also make great gifts or a reminder of your time spent in the library. Membership Offer Members of the Linen Hall Library enjoy a 10% discount on purchases in the Linen Hall Gift Shop on presentation of their membership card. 17 Donegall Square North Belfast BT1 5GB Northern Ireland (full disabled access via Fountain St) Location: Google Maps Telephone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707 Fax: +44 (0)28 9043 8586 Email: info@linenhall.com Linen Hall Library Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm Linen Hall Café Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm The Library is normally closed on all public holidays.

The Linen Hall Charity Bookshop

The Linen Hall Charity Bookshop Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm The Linen Hall Charity Bookshop offers a vast and eclectic range of good quality used books at great value. Subjects on offer range from popular fiction through classic literature to history, art, philosophy, and more. The bookshop stands on College Street, around the corner from the Linen Hall's Fountain Street entrance, and next to the well-known Sawers. If you have a small donation of books (excluding encyclopedias and textbooks), you may leave these at the shop. View our Charity Bookshop stock online Become a Volunteer Maintaining the Linen Hall Charity Bookshop would not be possible without a team of enthusiastic, book-loving volunteers. Please contact the library for more information. 17 Donegall Square North Belfast BT1 5GB Northern Ireland (full disabled access via Fountain St) Location: Google Maps Telephone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707 Fax: +44 (0)28 9043 8586 Email: info@linenhall.com Linen Hall Library Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm Linen Hall Café Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm The Library is normally closed on all public holidays.

17 Donegall Square North
Belfast BT1 5GB
Northern Ireland
(full disabled access via Fountain St)

Location: Google Maps

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707
Fax: +44 (0)28 9043 8586
Email: info@linenhall.com

Linen Hall Library
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Linen Hall Café
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 5.00pm

The Library is normally closed on all public holidays.