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Welcome to Bannside Library

Keeping the Story Alive


The Story
The Story
Ian Paisley was a Minister of the Gospel for 65 years and an elected public servant for 44 years. Born on 6th April 1926 his life spanned almost nine decades. Here we begin to tell his story.


Our Catalogue
Our Catalogue
The private Library of Ian Paisley consists of some 60,000 books and a further 20,000 pamphlets and leaflets. The Public Library contains some 55,000 of these.

Visits to the Library are best booked in advance whether they are as individual visits or group visits.

To do so please email info@bannsidelibrary.com or telephone within our opening hours 028 9067 1676

Individual visits are £5 per head & Group visits start at £20. Our Autumn Term runs from Tues 3 September through Fri 20th December.

Save the date!

Sat 28 Sept 10:30 - 12:30 Founder's Day. Coffee Morning.

Sat 7 Dec 10:30 -12:30 Christmas at Home. Live Music, Carols, Mince Pies & Stocking Fillers.


Past Events:

Saturday 20th October: Panel Discussion
Saturday 17th November: Away Visit
Saturday 1st December: Christmas At Home

On the 25th March 2017 we had a Members, Longfellows and Friends event at Bannside Library. Please view our video of this event here
On the 14th January 2017 we had a Members, Longfellows and Friends event at Bannside Library. Please view our video of this event here

On the 23rd April 2016 we had a Members, Longfellows and Friends event at Bannside Library. Please listen to the audio from this event here

We recently had the Bannside Memorial Reveal at Stormont Hotel:


Sermon Audio Recordings

To listen to Dr. I. R. K. Paisley’s Audio recordings from Sermon Audio click here.