NIPR History

History of NIPR

As Northern Ireland has no National Library, no local institution is legally responsible for collecting all material published in Northern Ireland.

With funding from the British Library, the Library and Information Services Council for Northern Ireland set out to redress the situation and officially launched the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR) in October 2000.

NvTv Focal Point broadcast (2nd November 2015) as NIPR celebrates 15th Anniversary and announces new Charitable Status, featuring NIPR Ambassador, Glenn Patterson.

All books, journals, pamphlets and reports published in Northern Ireland since 2000 are now systematically collected, catalogued and preserved in NIPR, The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications.

Bibliographic information about the collection is available in the online catalogue. The Linen Hall Library, Belfast is our lead partner, providing assistance with collecting and preserving the collection, and a dedicated repository has been set up within the Linen Hall Library to house the collection.

In 2015 NIPR was granted charitable status by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Registration Number NIC102555.

NvTv Focal Point broadcasts

Focal Point Monday 2 November 2015 – NvTv Focal Point broadcast

NvTv Focal Point broadcast (8th March 2016) featuring NIPR at the World Book Day 2016 Publishing Resources Fair at The Linen Hall Library – NvTv Focal Point Broadcast