Visit the Library

On Government advice we are closed to readers and visitors until 30 March 2020.

During this period we will undertake a stock-check and cleaning of the historic books in our collection.

In the meantime, please enjoy our digital content and social media posts.

Our normal opening hours are retained here for information.

Opening Hours
Marsh’s Library, Dublin, Ireland..Photo by Matt Cashore

The library is normally open to the public every day except Tuesday and Sunday. Our normal weekday opening hours (except Tuesday) are: 9:30 am to 5.00 pm. On Saturdays the library is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The library is closed to visitors on Tuesdays, Sundays and bank holidays, and at Christmas and New Year.

Notice of any other closures will be posted on this website and our social media.

Reading Room

The Reading Room for scholars and students is open by appointment only.  On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays it is open from 9.30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm; on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 1pm. Please see here for more information. 

Entrance Charges

Marsh’s Library welcomes visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Visitors are asked to pay an entrance fee of €5, with €3 for students and senior citizens. There is no charge for young people under 18 (except those in groups from  fee-paying language schools). Those on Jobseeker’s Allowance or Benefit are admitted free. We welcome groups of all varieties: for details of booking please see here.


We regret that this historic building is not fully accessible for those with restricted mobility, as the galleries are on the first floor, which is reached via several flights of stairs. Special arrangements for access to parts of the ground floor can be made with advance notice. Please contact us for further information.


Marsh’s Library is located on St Patrick’s Close,  just beside St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Most Dublin tours pass right by our door, and we are only a 10 or 15 minute stroll from Grafton Street.

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