I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

About Us



Office Bearers for the Year 2018/2019

President                             Mrs Alice Chapman
Vice President                     Mr David Lewis
Honorary Secretary            Mr Jonathan Stewart
Honorary Treasurer            Professor Yvonne Galligan

Ms Karen Blair
Mr Hugh Campbell
Catrina Gallen
Dr Eamonn Hughes
Mr Jack Johnston
Ms Maureen Mackin
Mr Hugh Odling-Smee
Mr Cliff Radcliffe
Mr Maolcholaim Scott

Belfast City Council Observer
Councillor John Hussey

Linen Hall Library ConstitutionThe Library’s Constitution dates from 1891 and is originally framed under the Educational Endowments Act (Ireland), 1885 and subsequent amendments. In 2004 the membership of the Library endorsed the most significant amendments to the Constitution since its original formulation, designed to enable the Governors to operate in line with best modern practice in the charitable sector. If you would like to read the Constitution in full, please click here.