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 - 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: 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

Easter 2015

NLI Reading Rooms will be closed from Good Friday, 3 April to Easter Monday, 6 April inclusive. 

NLI Kildare Street exhibitions will be closed on Good Friday to Easter Sunday inclusive. OPEN on Easter Monday, 12 - 5pm.

NPA Exhibitions will be closed on Good Friday, 3 April.  NPA Exhibitions will be OPEN on Saturday, 4 April to Easter Monday inclusive, 12 - 5pm.

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.