Thursday, 24 January 2019

Access restrictions at major libraries & archives

For a number of reasons, access to some archives and repositories is currently being restricted.

While I tend to include these in my weekly Events listings, I thought I should draw particular attention to restrictions and closures over the next week as there are rather more than usual.

Friday 25 January
  • All areas of the RCB Library closed. To facilitate essential maintenance work, the Library in Churchtown, Dublin 14, will be closed all day. 
  • Registry of Deeds access restrictions: The Transcribing Room Vault containing transcripts from 1896-1910 and the Public Microfilm Room will be closed to the public due to essential maintenance works. Reopens on Monday. Dublin.

Saturday 26 January
  • All-day closure of Main Reading Room at National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Due to essential maintenance work. The Manuscripts Reading Room open as usual.

Monday 28 January
  • All-day closure of Main Reading Room & Manuscript Room at National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Due to continuing redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operate as normal.

Tuesday 29 January
  • Cork Archives closed all day. Seamus Murphy Building, the home of Cork City and County Archives Service, will be closed for the day due to works in the area.

Friday 1 February
  • Access restrictions at the RCB Library, Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14 are to facilitate the Library's (registers) digitisation project. No access to the Archives and Manuscripts Collections on Fridays (on-going). Access to Printed collection not affected.