Northern Ireland official publications are shelved in Law and Official Publications on Floor 2 of the McClay Library. The classification assigned to the print collection is JZN.
The collection dates from 1921 and includes all Northern Ireland Parliamentary and Assembly publications along with Northern Ireland departmental papers.
Print materials are collected under the Library's special deposit status for Northern Ireland official publications however with the formal move to e-format, the Library, in partnership with the British Library, has focused on acquiring and adding all titles published since September 2015 to its digital archive, the Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive. Some key titles, where available in print, continue to be added to the print collection.
Searching the collection
The publications are arranged under their issuing body and can be found using the Library Catalogue advanced search with guidance from the Searching tab.
Certain publications such as Statutory Rules, Bills & Acts are treated as serials and are not searchable by title. Northern Ireland Assembly (NIA) papers are also bound as a serial but key papers warranting individual identity have a record in the Library Catalogue.
The TSO print catalogues are located at the Enquiry Desk on Floor 2 of the McClay Library can help trace documents:
Since the decentralisation of official publishing, many departments and agencies publish independently of TSO, and so their publications may not be listed in TSO catalogues.
Northern Ireland Executive
Publications of the Northern Ireland Executive and Departments located at allocated classifications for each department.
The Belfast Gazette located at JZN1
Northern Ireland Executive, Assembly and publications from government departments which are born digital can be found from the following websites: