Opening Hours



Main & Manuscripts Reading Room, Kildare Street

Monday: Closed

Tues & Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm
Thurs & Fri: 9.30 - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 12.45pm
Readers Ticket Office, Main building, Kildare Street

Monday:  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
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)By appointment.
NPA Exhibition GalleryMon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

Delayed Opening on Monday 9 July

On Monday 9 July, the National Library will open at 11am to facilitate a staff development meeting. We apologise for any inconvenience.

NPA Reading Room: You can make an appointment for the NPA Reading Room by phoning 01-6030368 or by emailing

Public Holiday Mondays: Reading Rooms closed. Exhibitions open 12-5pm. Café Joly is closed on the Saturday and Monday of a public holiday weekend.