Opening Hours: Please note that from 24 Nov to 31 Dec, all locations will close at 5pm every day



Main & Manuscripts Reading Room, Kildare StreetMon - Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 12.45pm
Kildare Street Exhibitions
1. William Butler Yeats   2.
World War Ireland, from 20 November 2014
Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Sunday: 1- 4.45pm
Genealogy Advisory ServiceMon - Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Café Joly Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 4pm
National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Reading Room (appointment only)Tues & Weds: 10am - 1pm
Thurs: 10am-1pm and 2.30 - 4pm
NPA Exhibitions: Shaped by History (Limerick) an exhibition by Gerry Andrews. Opens Friday August 1st until January 2015.Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 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.

Christmas 2014 Opening Hours

All NLI Reading Rooms will be closed from Wednesday, 24 December to Thursday, 1 January 2015 inclusive. Exhibitions will be closed from Wednesday 24 - Sunday 28 December, open from 10am-4.45pm Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 December, closed Thursday 1 January. Normal opening hours resume Friday 2 January.