National Library of Ireland

Local nameNational Library of Ireland
LocationDublin, Ireland

The National Library of Ireland is the Republic of Ireland's national library located in Dublin, in a building designed by Thomas Newenham Deane. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is the member of the Government of Ireland responsible for the library.

The mission of the National Library of Ireland is 'To collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge'

The library is a reference library and, as such, does not lend.

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Opening hours

Main & Manuscripts Reading Room, Kildare Street:
Mon - Wed: 9:30 am - 7:45 pm
Thu, Fri: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Café Joly
Mon - Wed: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Thur, Fri: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:30 am - 4 pm


Free entry.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +353 1 603 0213

Address Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Coordinates 53°20'27.91" N -6°15'16.191" E

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