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Irish and Local Studies Library

The Irish and Local Studies Library which was housed at the SELB Library Headquarters until the summer of 2002 now shares accommodation with the North-South Ministerial Council Secretariat in one of Armagh’s fine old Georgian buildings, formerly the City Hospital. Access to the library is via the car park.

Irish and Local Studies Library
Its collection, which includes many rare and valuable books, encompasses all aspects of Irish life and learning from earliest times to current issues and events, with particular emphasis on the area covered by the Southern Education and Library Board and neighbouring border counties in the Republic.
One of its strengths is its newspaper and journals section which includes a wide range of local papers, national and provincial dailies, political and literary magazines, dating from the 18th century to the present day. Its literature section contains a wide range of plays, poetry and fiction by both well-known and obscure writers as well as works of criticism and literary history. A considerable proportion of these works are in the Irish language.
Irish and Local Studies Library
Its special collections includes a set of rare pamphlets on 18th and early 19th century political, economic and religious issues and the Francis Crossle papers relating to the history of Newry. It also has an extensive range of maps, photographs and postcards. This library offers full reference facilities to researchers. It has a spacious reading room which is used on occasions for evening lectures, individual study carrels for in-depth private study, ten computers with internet access, colour copying plus a separate room for viewing microforms.
Mary T. McVeigh
Irish and Local Studies Library
39c Abbey Street
Armagh. BT61 7EB
Telephone: 028 37527851
Fax: 028 37527127
Email: Mary McVeigh
Opening hours:
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9.30-1.00

9.30-1.00
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2.00-5.00
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2.00-8.00
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