All items in the library are listed on our online catalogue.

Numbers are limited to maintain the safety of readers and staff so please contact the library for an appointment at least three days in advance:

We are happy to answer queries submitted to the same address.

All are welcome to carry out research based on material from our collections, and are admitted free of charge.

The reading room is open from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm, and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on weekdays and closed at weekends.

As the library is a listed building, we regret the library galleries are not wheelchair accessible. However, there is a ramp to our seminar room and reading room.  If you have any mobility difficulties please let us know in advance.

Some of our 19th and 20th-century material is currently in restricted storage. We regret that we will require additional notice to issue this material and apologise for any inconvenience. You will be advised of this should you include any of this material in a research request.

Material from the Benjamin Iveagh Library is housed in Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. These items are identified as “Benjamin Iveagh” within the facets on the right-hand side of the online catalogue. The Benjamin Iveagh Library is sometimes closed at short notice when Farmleigh House is in use for official state business. Please contact for further details.

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