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By becoming a member of The Linen Hall, you are continuing a tradition dating back to 1788. Then, a group of artisans formed The Belfast Reading Society, determined to enhance their understanding of the world. Today, The Linen Hall continues to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation to over 1,800 members.

The Linen Hall is Belfast’s living room – a place to relax, read, think, reflect and discuss. A beautiful space right in the heart of the city centre, enjoy spending time in our atmospheric library, browsing our packed shelves for the best classic and literary fiction, with strengths in history, politics, and arts and culture. Pull up a chair, join a reading or language group, attend an arts and culture event, and open your mind to a wealth of knowledge. Linen Hall members are able to borrow from the outstanding collection of thousands of titles available, as well as enjoying the exclusive benefits of daily newspapers and magazines – it’s like having your own private library!