National Library Of Ireland

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  • Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland, Dublin 2
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 07:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-16030200
  • Fax: +353-016612523
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Landmark, Family And Kids, Community And Government, Libraries

Located within a magnificent building designed by Irish architect Thomas Newenham Deane, the National Library of Ireland is a must visit while in Ireland. With a mission of “to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge”, the library gives a fabulous insight into the culture of Ireland. If cultural anthropology interests you, you should visit the National Library of Ireland.

National Library Of Ireland Hours

  • Please check the official website for public holiday timings and closures.

Main & Manuscripts Reading Room, Kildare Street

  • Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 7.45 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9.30 am - 4.45 pm
  • Saturday: 9.30 am - 12.45 pm

Readers Ticket Office, Main building, Kildare Street

  • Monday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm               
  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 4.00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Kildare Street Exhibitions : 1. William Butler Yeats, 2. World War Ireland

  • Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 7.45 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9.30 am - 4.45 pm
  • Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.45 pm
  • Sunday: 1.00 pm - 4.45 pm

Genealogy Advisory Service

  • Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9.30 am - 4.45 pm

Café Joly

  • Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • Saturday: 10.30 am - 4 pm

National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Reading Room (appointment only)

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am - 1 pm            
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm and 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm

NPA Exhibition Gallery

  • Monday - Satday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm

How to Reach National Library Of Ireland

  • Dublin City South, Kildare Street bus stop
  • Kildare Street, Natural History Museum bus stop
  • Clare street bus stop

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  • National Library Of Ireland Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland, Dublin 2
  • National Library Of Ireland Contact Number: +353-16030200
  • National Library Of Ireland Timing: 09:30 am - 07:45 pm
  • Time required to visit National Library Of Ireland: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 58.65% of people who visit Dublin include National Library Of Ireland in their plan

  • 66.75% of people start their National Library Of Ireland visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see National Library Of Ireland

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54.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Library Of Ireland

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National Library Of Ireland Reviews & Ratings

  • Possibly my favorite library for getting one into the mind and mood of thought, reading and concentration. Beautiful surroundings. Photography is not allowed, nor is standing in certain areas. Great for reading and/or writing.

  • Very nice and calm stop, away from tourist masses. Entrance and exhibition are free, take photos is allowed except in the reading room. Worth a relaxing break.

  • The reading room is an absolutely stunning sight that anyone and everyone should try to take in when visiting Dublin. There are, however, very strict rules about where you can stand in the room if you are not using the library for its intended purposes. Photography is banned and standing areas are very clearly demarcated.

  • The library close before 5pm on Thursday and Friday. As my personal opinion It’s a bit early which is not good. :-( good for staff. Maybe.. and there is No Wi-fi for daily visitor. Available for members. The building is great.

  • Best place for studying, they keep it really quiet (sometimes can hear some baby crying), and you can take lovely tiny breaks just looking at the gorgeous ceiling. Is normal if they don't let people use writing tools other than their pencils, sure they do it for a consistent reason. Such a classy toilets with copper pipework, glassware and sofas, and other uncountable architectural and decorative details throughout the building

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    • It would be ideal to visit the official website of the National Libray of Ireland where you may get the information under Catalogues and Database. You may also give a call on  353 1 603 02 00. 


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