National Photographic Archive

'Ireland on the Box', a free exhibition of photographs celebrating 60 years of RTÉ television, is the current exhibition at the National Photographic Archive.

The National Photographic Archive's Reading Room is currently closed.

The National Library's Photographic Archive is located in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, a short walk from the Library’s other buildings on Kildare Street. It houses a regular programme of exhibitions based on the Library’s photographic collections, and a reading room.

Reading Room, Photographic Archive

The Reading Room, Photographic Archive is open by appointment only. You must hold a valid reader’s ticket to access this reading room. To make an appointment you can contact our staff at

The National Photographic Archive
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