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Collections

Newspapers

Please Note: This collection is for reference purposes only.

The Library's Newspaper Collection has several unique items, including the Belfast Evening Citizen (1875) and the Ulster Star (1896). We have an unparalleled holding of the Belfast News Letter, from the earliest surviving copy in 1738. There is a complete run of the Northern Star (1792-1797) the United Irishmen's Belfast newspaper. We are the only library in Ireland to hold the earliest issues of the Belfast Telegraph. Our holdings of the Belfast Weekly Telegraph and Ireland's Saturday Night are unique apart from those held by the British Library. Many newspapers are held on microfilm.

The collection dates from 1738, and includes some unique manuscript periodicals. Many of the pre-1900 items in this collection are not found in any other library in Northern Ireland. The collection continues to expand, and is now being added to our computerised Catalogue.

For further information, please contact:

Irish & Reference Department
T: 028 9032 1707
E: irish.reference@linenhall.com