Linen Hall Library

Location: Donegall Square North, Belfast

Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm (4pm Sat)


Named after its original building which served as the centre of the prospering linen trade in Northern Ireland, the Linen Hall Library is an independent body dedicated to storing and sharing the means of education to all visitors. Situated at Donegall Square, the oldest library in Belfast recently celebrated 225 years of life at the heart of the city's cultural quarter. Linen Hall Library is home not only to a large collection of donated books by and about famed author CS Lewis, but also to a leading archive which documents Northern Irish history in its fascinating entirety. The library also holds twice-weekly tours of its grand building and offers visitors a fascinating insight into the history of the Northern Irish pursuit of knowledge.