Guidelines for users of Libraries NI's Social Media Users

1.         Libraries NI seeks to create and host content on its social media sites which informs, supports learning, creates community cohesion and provides access to our cultural heritage. Libraries NI welcomes the use of these sites by customers and other members of the public. The main objective is to raise awareness of Libraries NI and increase participation with its services.

2.         Libraries NI prohibits the use of its social media for any purpose which would contravene any legislation or government regulation, or which might create civil liability by the user or Libraries NI to any person.

3.         Comments, posts and messages are welcome on Libraries NI social media sites, provided they do not contain:

4.         Libraries NI’s social media sites will be regularly screened by designated Library Authority employees. All postings which contain any of the above will be immediately removed and, when possible, the poster barred from posting any subsequent messages to Libraries NI social media sites.

5.         By posting content, the user agrees to indemnify Libraries NI and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, costs and expenses incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the posted content. Forums and messaging may not be used for commercial purposes or for organised political activity. By using Libraries NI social media the user agrees to these terms and violation of the terms by the user may lead to legal liability.

6.         By posting any comments, posts or other material on Libraries NI Social Media sites, you give Libraries NI the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, and otherwise use your content for any purpose in any form and on any media. You also agree that you will not:

-     obscene discriminatory, offensive or racist

-     personal including attacks, insults, or threatening or abusive language

-     potentially libellous or otherwise illegal

-     plagiarised material

-     private or personal information published without consent

-     referring to named members of the public or staff

-     unrelated to the content of the forum or platform

-     hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion

-     commercial promotions or spam

-     liable to cause offence; including pornographic material or abusive language.

7.         Libraries NI reserves the right to do any or all of the following:

Request removal of an image

If you want to request removal of an image that Libraries NI has posted on a social media channel, please submit a request by email to
In your email, please include the name of the social media page on which the image is published and the date the image(s) was posted.