Opening hours

The National Library of Ireland is currently closed. You can contact us by email if you have any queries.

Main & Manuscripts Reading Rooms, Kildare Street
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm
Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm; Saturday: 9.30am - 12.45pm

Readers Ticket Office, 7-8 Kildare Street
Monday: 10.30am - 12.30pm ; 2 - 4pm & 5 - 7.45pm
Tues - Fri: 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2 - 4pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 12.45pm

From Turmoil to Truce, photographs of the War of Independence
at our photographic exhibition gallery, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
Mon - Sat: 10am - 4.45pm;  Sunday 12 noon - 4.45pm

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition
at Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street
Mon - Sat: 10am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience exhibition
at 2-3 Kildare Street
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm;  Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.45pm;  Sunday: 1- 4.45pm

YEATS: The Life & Works of William Butler Yeats exhibition
at 7-8 Kildare Street
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm;  Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.45pm;  Sunday: 1- 4.45pm

Genealogy Advisory Service, 7-8 Kildare Street
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 5pm;  Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm

Café Joly
Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 5pm: Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 10am - 2.30pm

National Photographic Archive Reading Room, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, by appointment only – phone 01-603 0368 or email npaoffice@nli.ie.

Public Holiday Mondays: All of our exhibitions, except Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, are open 12 noon - 5pm. Reading Rooms closed. Café Joly is closed on the Saturday and Monday of a public holiday weekend.

We hold monthly staff development meetings, and open at 11am on one Wednesday every month. For the first half of 2020, we will open at 11am on Wednesday 8 April; Wednesday 13 May; and Wednesday 24 June.