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Discover a World of Heritage

Libraries NI has an extensive range of resources that are of benefit to historians, researchers, genealogists, students and those who have an interest in cultural and community life, past or present.

You can get advice in any public library in Northern Ireland, with the main heritage collections located in libraries in Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Derry, Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Newry, Omagh and in the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies (MCMS).

Resources include:

• book stock

• newspapers and journals

• maps

• photographs

• archives and special collections

• virtual services

Exhibitions and events

Heritage exhibitions and events take place throughout the year and include talks, family history fairs, family history workshops and book launches. 

Tours and talks

Visits to the heritage collections from groups, societies and schools are welcome. Staff members are also available to give talks outside normal library opening hours and in outside venues.

For more information about exhibitions and events search our events calendar or contact the library of your choice.


 Heritage Libraries

Heritage Libraries in Northern Ireland

Library Men of World War One