Opening Hours



Main & Manuscripts Reading Room, Kildare StreetMon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm
Thurs & Fri: 9.30 - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 12.45pm
Readers Ticket Office, Main building, Kildare StreetMonday: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 5:00pm - 7:45pm                                                                      Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4.00pm                                                                                Saturday: 9:30am - 12:45pm
Kildare Street Exhibitions
1. William Butler Yeats   2.
World War Ireland
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm 
Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm 
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.45pm 
Sunday: 1- 4.45pm
Genealogy Advisory ServiceMon - Wed: 9.30am - 5pm                                                      Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm                                            Saturday: 9.30 - 12.45pm (from 21st March to 31st October 2015)
Café Joly Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 6pm Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 4pm
National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Reading Room (appointment only)Tues & Thurs: 10am - 1pm            Wed: 10am-1pm and 2.30 - 4.30pm
NPA Exhibitions: Our new exhibition by Pamela De Brí  Midland- Lár Tíre: Cycling the MGWR from past to present Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

Please make an appointment for the NPA reading room by phoning  01-6030373 or by emailing

NLI Reading Rooms are closed on public holidays. NLI Exhibitions are open on public holidays, 12-5pm. Café Joly is closed on the Saturday and Monday of a public holiday weekend