Title Description

Hart Collection

Substantial collection of personal and official papers of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Imperial Customs, Peking, 1863-1908. The collection contains a range of interesting and insightful material relating to Hart’s official duties and experiences in Peking during his long c...

Special Collections & Archives

Established in 1849, the Library of Queen's University Belfast comprises one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and pamphlets held in Northern Ireland. One of the Library's great strengths lies in its department of Special Collections & Archives, containing approximately 100,000 vo...

Rare book collection

Formerly the private library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968)...

W.A. McCutcheon Archive

Research collection of the industrial archaeologist, W.A. McCutcheon. An extensive and important collection, it comprises the cumulative working notes, photographs, slides and papers etc accumulated and compiled by McCutcheon in the preparation of his major work, The Industrial Archaeology of Northe...

Architectural Record

The Architectural Record is maintained and administered by the Built Heritage branch of the Department of the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland. It comprises a series of records on over 15,000 historic buildings and features located throughout the 6 counties of Northern Ireland b...

Industrial Heritage Record

The Industrial Archaeology Record (or Industrial Heritage Record as is sometimes known) is maintained and administered by the Built Heritage branch of the Department of the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland (EHS). It is a map-based record with data on over 18,000 important ind...

Reside Collection

The Reside Collection contains documents which are of great importance to the study of local history and geneaology in the Newry and Mourne area. The Collection is the product of the professional lives of Major G.W. Reside, an architect and engineer based in Newry and his wife Margaret (neé Fisher)...

Map Collection

The map collection includes approximately 50 general maps of Belfast and the same number of specialised maps relating to the city. There are also large scale maps of 45 Irish towns other than those in the major series listed: 1832 Ordnance Survey of Ireland – scale 6" to 1 mile - a fine series of ...

Irish & Local Studies Library, Armagh

The Irish & Local Studies Library at Armagh (NI Libraries) comprises books, eighteenth & nineteenth century pamphlets, atlases, directories, postcards, maps, scholarly journals and newspapers. It is a very comprehensive collection with a wide-ranging stock covering all aspects of Irish life ...

Local History Collection, Derry Central Library

The Local History Collection at Derry Central Library consists of a large collection of books on both local and Irish history. The Library is particularly interested in preserving the local history of the city and all aspects of its social and economic development. It is the Library's policy to coll...

Local Studies Collection, Ballymena

The Local Studies Collection held at Ballymena Library consists of a broad range of materials on or about the history and development of the towns, villages and communities of the North East, extending over most of County Antrim and part of County Londonderry. The collection aspires to include compr...

Railway History Collection, Enniskillen

The Railway History Collection consists of books, journals and maps on the history and development of railways in Ireland, dating from the mid 1800s to more recent times. Included in the collection is a copy of the Act enabling the Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway Company to make a branch railway...

Omagh Library Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies collection held at Omagh Library is extensive and specialises in the history of Tyrone, its towns and villages from the earliest times. Material is available in a variety of formats - books, journals, microfilm, fiche and maps. The Library has a collection of over 1,000 photographs...

Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies Collection, formerly located in Library Headquarters, Ballynahinch contains books, maps, newspapers and illustrations on the history, topography, industry, transport, literature and culture of County Down and South Antrim, the area served by the former SEELB Library Service. Inform...

Map Collection, Libraries NI

The Map Collection comprises Ordnance Survey maps of County Down and South Antrim. The Ordnance Survey maps range from the first six-inch edition to the Irish grid series of the 1970s and 1980s. The collection of Ordnance Survey maps for south Antrim is not complete. The collection also includes a r...

Presbyterian Mission Archive

The Presbyterian Mission Archive includes letters, scrapbooks, photographs, audio recordings, postcards, minutes and diaries relating to foreign missions conducted by Irish Presbyterians or the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, in places such as India, Manchuria and Africa, as well as missions deliver...