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Monday, 30 January 2012

National Library improves services for researchers

The National Library of Ireland will be introducing a number of improvements to its services in two weeks' time.

A new advance order form will be available, and it will be possible to order material online from both the Main Reading Room and the Manuscripts Reading Room simulataneously, and choose the delivery time that suits you best.

Orders for the 9.30am delivery must be placed by the last delivery time on the previous working day. For example, orders for 9.30am on Monday must be placed by 11.30am on the previous Saturday. This will ensure the prompt availability of material in the Reading Rooms.

Other service improvements are: 
  • The installation of four new microfilm printers in the Copying Servicees room for use with newspapers on microfilm
  • An additional six computers in the Main Reading Room to access online resources, such as newspaper archives and digitised book collections
  • Microfilm copies of the Tithe Applotments Books will be available on open access in the Genealogy Microfilm Reading Room.
These improvements will take effect from Monday 13 February.