All Reading Rooms of the National Library will be closed until 3.30pm on Wednesday, 8th July 2015. This is to facilitate an event to mark the launch of the website, Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI. The Reading Rooms will open to the public at 3.30pm, and will be open from 3.30pm until 7.45pm as normal. Orders for deliveries at 4.00pm and 6.30pm on 8th July must be placed in person as online orders cannot be accepted for this date.
A maximum of 5 printed items (for example, books, journal issues, or microfilm reels) and 3 manuscript items or 3 rare books, can be ordered for each order cut-off time. If more than 5 printed items or 3 manuscript items are requested, the additional material will be reserved for subsequent order times.
As some items can only be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room, or by appointment in the Prints & Drawings Department and NPA Reading Room, it is essential that you check the location of the material in the catalogue record under View In before your visit to the Library.
Certain items are also stored offsite and this is indicated by Offsite (Special Access) under View In in the catalogue record. These items must be requested before 2pm on Wednesday for delivery to the Main Reading Room on Friday.
A readers ticket is required to consult original material. Information about how to apply for a readers ticket, and the Readers Ticket Office opening hours is available here.