An increasing number of our collections are searchable online, however in some cases manual catalogues housed in the Library may still be the only means to locate material. Readers who intend to visit the Library in person should consult the Collections section for full details on all catalogues, manual and online, available for the different categories of material. Readers should also check the Accessing Material section to find out how to consult items from the collection.
This Library's Online Catalogue provides access to most printed collections with the exception of newspaper titles, which are listed separately. It also comprises manuscript and visual collections catalogued since 1990 together with records from some earlier catalogues.
Thousands of items from collections which have been digitised are also accessible though the online catalogue. This includes over 33,000 glass plate negatives from the Lawrence Royal and Cabinet, Poole Whole Plate, Independent H, Clarke, Eason, Keogh, Stereo Pairs, Tempest and Clonbrock photographic collections.
A listing of newspaper titles held in the National Library of Ireland, including information from the Newsplan Project.
Sources: A National Library of Ireland database for Irish research contains over 180,000 catalogue records for Irish manuscripts, and for articles in Irish periodicals.
Manuscript Collection Lists
The Manuscript Collection Lists provide detailed listings of the contents of manuscript collections. Browse the Manuscript Collection Lists.
The Poole Collection contains images taken by the family firm of AH Poole in Waterford during the period 1884-1945.