Visit the Library

Marsh’s Library will re-open to visitors from Tuesday 30 June (see below for the Reading Room).

Come and enjoy the Library, explore our current exhibition of early books about China, and discover our hidden courtyard garden.

We take the heath of staff and visitors very seriously, so we have a range of HSE-mandated measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Please note our revised days and hours of opening.

Days of Opening: Tuesday to Saturday. We will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Hours of Opening: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

There is a designated hour (10.30 to 11.30 am) for vulnerable visitors on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The designated hour will be for frontline workers on Saturday.


The library is closed to visitors on 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 will remain closed until 1 October 2020.

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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