What Do We Collect?

NIPR collects literature published in Northern Ireland and now has a wonderful collection of novels, poetry, plays, short stories, mixed form collections and literary criticism. We collect literature in Irish and in Ulster-Scots as well as literature in English. In fact, we will collect literature written in any language, provided it has been published in Northern Ireland from January 2000 onwards. 

We collect all types of publications on all subjects! They just need to be published in Northern Ireland from January 2000 onwards.  We are happy to accept works published outside of Northern Ireland provided that they have a Northern Ireland distributor; e.g. works that are ‘self-published’ through an internet company and distributed in Northern Ireland by the author. Please check with us.

We need your publications

These are organisations already donating to the NIPR collection:

  • Art Galleries
  • Arts Centres
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Churches
  • Colleges
  • Community Groups
  • Concert Venues
  • Government Departments
  • Historical Societies
  • Individual Authors
  • Institutions
  • Leisure and Hobbies Groups
  • Libraries
  • Local Councils
  • Museums
  • Music Groups and Associations
  • Northern Ireland Assembly
  • Political Parties
  • Schools
  • Sports Clubs
  • Support Groups
  • Theatres
  • Universities
  • Voluntary Groups
  • Writers groups
  • And more …

We would like to receive all material published in Northern Ireland. Please donate your books, journals, pamphlets and reports no matter how small; not forgetting your annual reports and accounts, exhibition catalogues, theatre programmes, sports programmes, promotional brochures, business histories, family histories, local histories, school and college prospectuses, religious works, political party manifestos and promotional literature, and all types of journals, magazines and periodicals on any subject.