Monday 7 January 2019

RCB Library restricts access to facilitate digitisation

One of last year's most exciting Irish family history announcements came from the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library with news of its intention to digitise its collection of Church of Ireland parish registers (see blogpost for details).

Work on this huge project is now ready to get underway, and to allow it to make steady progress, the RCBLibrary will restrict access to its Archives and Manuscripts Collections to four days a week from February. Normal access will continue on Monday to Thursday, 9:30 to 5pm (closed 1-2pm), but will not be available on Fridays. This will allow the Library to consolidate limited staff time and focus on the digitisation process.

Access to the Printed Collection for ordinands, clergy and Library Members is not affected by this change, with the Printed Collections being available five days per week, and Library services for books remain unchanged.