Thursday 26 January 2023

RCB Library launches new Reading Room arrangements for visitors

As it is no longer possible to facilitate drop-in visitors* and researchers without an appointment, the Church of Ireland's RCB Library and Archive in Dublin 14 has introduced new, flexible arrangements for those wishing to view manuscripts or parish register materials in its Reading Room.

Researchers must reserve a Reading Desk in advance of their visit. These reservations are available only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and visitors should be aware that the repository closes for lunch from 12:45 to 1:30pm.

Those who know the materials they wish to consult will be able to order (with full catalogue details) up to five items in advance and these will ready for you on your arrival.

You'll find details and the online system for booking a Reading Desk here. You need to create a user account to make bookings.

Booking slots for Reading Desks will be released at noon on the last Friday of the previous month.

*Excepting those borrowing or returning books, who do not need to make a researvation.