From today, the Kildare Street Reading Rooms will close one and a quarter hours earlier on Monday to Wednesday, and a quarter of an hour earlier on Thursday to Saturday. The new hours are:
- Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am to 7.45pm
- Thursday and Friday: 9.30am to 4.45pm
- Saturday: 9.30am to 12.45pm
(Exhibitions will remain open until 4.45pm on Saturdays.)
Also from today, a pre-ordering service will be extended to the Main Reading Room where previously items have been available only on demand. This means that visitors can now:
- Order documents and microfilms etc in advance of their visit. They will be ready for collection on arrival.
- Order documents on the day of their visit. These will be delivered at set times during the day.
- Reserve items that they are using for the following day.