NICVA's library contains materials which are of particular relevance to the community and voluntary sector and people seeking information on the sector. The library has been in existence since the mid-1980s, although NICVA's information service has been collating information since 1975.
The library contains a large number of items produced by community and voluntary groups themselves, including research, project evaluations and information on community initiatives. It contains the most comprehensive collection of community and voluntary sector work.
The Collection contains over 5,000 classified materials. The library also holds a large number of (unclassified) journals, magazines and community news sheets.
The Collection is currently catalogued in BIBL Net, a computer cataloguing system. We are currently in the process of transferring the records to a programme which will be available on-line through the Internet
NICVA seeks to collect information produced by community and voluntary sector groups, regardless of whether they are NICVA members.