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: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) BA Photography Graduate Exhibition until 28 JuneMon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

Delayed Opening on Wednesday, 8th July 2015

All parts of the Library will be closed to the public until 3.30pm on Wednesday, 8th July 2015.  This is to facilitate an event to launch the website, Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI.  The Library will open to the public at 3.30pm, and will be open from 3.30pm until 7.45pm as normal. 

The NPA exhibition gallery will be open at the usual times on Wed, 8th July.

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