The library collection of the Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) is maintained and administered by the Built Heritage branch of the department of the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland. It represents a comprehensive, specialised collection of approx. 10,000 publications reflecting the collecting interests of the Built Heritage department and has been developed to assist in the work of that department. It contains good collections for architectural history, garden history, archaeological and maritime studies and runs of many 19th and 20th Century journals including Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Antiquaries Journal, Ulster Folklife, Country Life, the Ulster Journal of Archaeology; the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquitians of Ireland; Architectural History; Journal of Horticulture and the Garden etc. Books, reports and other titles published in-house by the Department are also well represented.
The collection includes a range of specialist books and journals, many of which are not found elsewhere in Ulster or Ireland more generally.
Approx. 10,000 volumes comprising monographs, periodicals, journals, reports, theses and other papers.
Items to be found within the MBR Library have been catalogued onto computer. A copy of the catalogue is available for on-site consultation at the MBR Offices.
An evolving resource developing through a combination of loans, purchase and on-going work of the department.