Opening hours

The National Library is currently closed to the public. Find out more about how you can keep in touch here

In line with government guidelines, we now ask all visitors to wear a face covering when visiting the National Library.

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

CLOSED Covid-19 – From Turmoil to Truce, photographs of the War of Independence
at our photographic exhibition gallery, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

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

CLOSED Covid-19 – World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience exhibition
at 2-3 Kildare Street

YEATS: The Life & Works of William Butler Yeats exhibition
at 7-8 Kildare Street
Wed - Fri: 10am - 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)

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

Café Joly
Mon - Fri: 9.30a.m - 3pm

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