Wednesday 10 August 2022

National Library of Ireland adds two late openings per week

The National Library of Ireland has added two evening openings to its weekly timetable.

Researchers can access the Main Reading Room and the Microfilm Reading Room (7-8 Kildare St.), and the Manuscripts Reading Room (2-3 Kildare St) at the following times:

  • Monday, Thursday & Friday, 9.30am–5pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 9.30am–7pm

The Reader's Ticket Office will have just one 'late' opening each week, as follows:

  • Monday – Friday: 10.30am–12.30pm & 2pm–3pm
  • Tuesday only: 5pm–7pm

The Family History Research Room's opening hours are unchanged. It will continue to operate from Monday to Friday at 9.30am–5pm. Although the Room itself will not be open during the evening sessions, visitors will be able to access genealogy e-resources on computer terminals in the Main Reading Room and Microfilm Reading Room from 5-7pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please note:

  1. All researchers accessing the rooms noted in bold above require a Reader's Ticket.
  2. Free family history consultations are available Mondays to Fridays by appointment only. Email
  3. The 'late' evenings will continue beyond August.