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

W. Somerset Maugham

Support Us

Friends of the Linen Hall

The Friends of the Linen Hall Library make an important contribution to the Library’s life and work; they make regular commitments to Library running costs, and provide financial support for specific projects, acquisitions and conservation.

Each year the Friends organise a programme of trips (previous very successful venues have included Paris, Rome, Oxford and a number of Irish locations), entertainments, social events, and lectures.

All standard Library members are eligible to join the Friends, and the modest three-year subscription of £15.00 covers running and mailing costs. As a Friend, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Prior notice of, and priority booking for, events organised by the Friends
  • Special guided outings to places of cultural and historic interest, often not open to the public. These may include overseas visits.
  • Opportunity to become more involved in Library initiatives and activities.

Committee of the Friends of the Linen Hall Library:
Dan Calley, Jennifer Campbell, Peter Cavan, Judy Lindsay, Jane Mackie, Tara Mackie, Daphne Montgomery, Gilly Morrison, Helen Sheldon and Lesley Thompson.

For further information contact T: 028 9032 1707 or