National Library Society

The National Library of Ireland Society is an association of friends of the Library and a valued support group for the Library’s work. Founded in 1969 by the then Director, Dr Patrick Henchy, it has assisted successive Directors and Trustees in various ways. In particular, it has helped to make the Library and its collections better known and more accessible to the public. As a voluntary organisation, the Society has also been able to represent independently the views of the concerned public on matters relating to Library affairs.

The Society arranges an annual programme of events. It funds publications and other projects, and has on occasion made purchases for the Library. It also organises an annual outing to historic houses and other cultural venues. Members receive copies of the Annual Report and the Library’s Newsletter.

The support of independent, sympathetic individuals is vital to the Library’s interests. By joining the Society, you will be lending added weight to its supporting role at a particularly crucial phase in the Library's development.

Membership Rates

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP costs €25.00 per annum (reduced to €15.00 in the case of persons aged 60 and over)

Student Membership : €10.00 p.a.

For further details please contact:

The Hon. Secretary
National Library of Ireland Society
The National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Ph: 353 1 6030284
Email: nlisociety@nli.ie

An application form is available here as a pdf:
National Library Society Application Form  NLI_SocietyBrochure_OCR.pdf (0.54 MB, Adobe PDF)

Professor Donoghue with members of the O'Meara family following the JJ O'Meara Memorial Lecture.
Professor Donoghue with members of the O'Meara family following the JJ O'Meara Memorial Lecture.
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