Third Level

The NLI offers a range of services and tours for third level students.

Researching at the NLI tours

The Learning and Outreach department offer tours to third level groups on how to access the collections of the NLI. The NLI is a legal deposit library with over 8 million items in our collection.  We collect material of Irish interest and our collections range from printed books, journals, newspapers, official publications, manuscripts, prints and drawings, ephemera and photographs. We are happy to focus on a specific area of our collections to suit your subject interest. Please discuss your requirements with us when booking your tour.

Find out more about NLI collections


Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats

The National Library holds the largest manuscript collection of Yeats material in the world. This collection is showcased in the NLI’s exhibition which examines his life and works. The NLI offers tours of the exhibition to third level students and would be of interest to many fields of study including students of literature, history, art history, library and information studies, arts administration and heritage studies.  It is possible to view the exhibition online prior to your visit.

Booking a tour

To book a tour of the NLI or the Yeats exhibition. Please email the Learning and Outreach department or telephone 01 603 0346.

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