The Linen Hall Library of Belfast : an independent library

The Linen Hall Library of Belfast, independent library founded in XVIIIth century, builds the Northern Political collection (NIPC) and makes it available. All kinds of documents - including grey literature and fiction - from or related to the divided communities have been on the shelves since 1969, it means from the beginning of the « Troubles ». The Linen Hall Library can be seen as a mirror of the northern Irish society.