Tuesday 25 January 2022

National Archives of Ireland's Reading Room returns to full capacity

Over the weekend, the Irish government has removed most Covid-related public health measures that have impacted libraries and archives over the last two years, and a steady, phased return to workplaces started yesterday.

With the relaxing of social distancing rules, the National Archives of Ireland's Reading Room in Bishop Street, Dublin 8, will return to full seating capacity from next Monday, 31 January. Mask wearing by researchers and staff will remain compulsory, for the time being.

The online appointment booking system will also remain in place. It will offer four weeks’ availability on a rolling basis, with new dates added every Friday around 9am.

Currently opening times are: Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, but closed for lunch 1pm-2pm when researchers are required to vacate the Reading Room.

To complete a booking you need to have or have applied for a Readers’ Ticket.