The Linen Hall Library was founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast and is housed in a stunning Victorian former linen warehouse, hence it’s name. It is famous for its Irish and Local Studies Collections including an archive of the troubles. You will also find a unique collection of books by well known Irish writer CS Lewis.
The Library is free to enter and explore, and can be found in the picturesque Donegall Square, just across from Belfast City Hall.
Located on level 2, you will find the gift area which has on display of range of beautiful gifts such as bookmarks, mugs, literary maps, tote bags, jewellery, badges, pencil cases, prints and publications.
Linen Hall Charity Bookshop
The bookshop can be found in College Street, just around the corner from our Fountain Street entrance. Donations can be left directly into the shop.
Linen Hall Cafe
Why not complete your visit with a tasty snack or light meal such as stew, homemade scones, paninis and desserts or more luxurious treats such as Champagne Granola and Caviar Breakfast. A full range of coffees and drinks including alcoholic beverages are also available.
To become a member or for further information, visit the website.
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm