North Eastern Education and Library Board

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The North Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) is an organisation providing education and library services for the north-eastern Local Government Districts, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim and eastern County Londonderry. The board was created by the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986, and was established in 1973.

The headquarters of the Board is in County Hall in Ballymena. A Board Centre is also maintained in Antrim. The NEELB's Board consists of 35 members, appointed by the Minister of Education.

The board operates in the following districts: Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey.


The area covered by North Eastern Education and Library Board has a population of 426,284 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • NEELB - Official website