Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a general right of access, subject to specific exemptions, to recorded information held by public authorities such as Libraries NI. Details of the Act and the obligations it places on public authorities can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website 


Libraries NI is committed to making information about its business and how it operates available. Details of this commitment and a list of the classes of information Libraries NI must publish can be viewed in the Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme and Definition Document which Libraries NI has adopted.

A Guide to Information document details all the key information that we publish and how you access it, most of the information is available via the links below.

Who we are and what we do       What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are                 How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures        Lists and Registers 

Information about the services we offer can be found across the website.

How to make a request

If you are unable to find the information you require on the website you can make a request in writing to:

Data Protection Officer

Libraries NI

25-31 Demesne Avenue


BT43 7BG



Requests will be dealt with promptly and within the 20 working days permitted by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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