Opening Hours



Main & Manuscripts Reading Room, Kildare StreetMon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm

Thurs & Fri: 9.30 - 4.45pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 12.45pm
Kildare Street Exhibitions
1. William Butler Yeats   2.
World War Ireland, from 20 November 2014
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm

Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 4.45pm

Sunday: 1- 4.45pm
Genealogy Advisory ServiceMon - Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
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 will open on Friday 9th January at 1pm.Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

The Reading Rooms will be closed on the morning of Thursday, 5th February to facilitate a staff meeting. The Reading Rooms will open at 1.30pm on that day.

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

NLI Reading Rooms are closed on public holidays. Café Joly is closed on the Saturday and Monday of a public holiday weekend.