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Readers' ticket numbers are numeric only.
All material except Catholic parish registers, Tithe Applotment Books and newspapers on microfilm require a reader's ticket to view.
If you do not have a reader’s ticket, you may still place your order but you will need to apply for one in the Main Reading Room when you arrive.
Anyone over 16 years of age may apply for a reader's ticket. Please bring current photographic ID with you e.g. passport, driver's licence, student card.
Readers' tickets are valid for a period of three years and give readers access to all collections.
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A contact telephone number is required in case there is a problem with your order.
The collection date must be in the format:
There are no deliveries on Sundays.
You may order for the 9:30am delivery a day in advance*
* Orders for the 9:30am delivery must be placed by the last order time on the previous working day.
11:30am on Saturday for delivery at 9:30am on Monday
6:30pm on Tuesday for delivery at 9:30am on Wednesday
3:30pm on Friday for delivery at 9:30am on Saturday
Orders received after these times will be processed for the 10am delivery.
Books are any individual book or pamphlet. You can find books and pamphlets in the catalogue.
A journal or serial is any publication which is produced periodically. It includes academic journals, newsletters and magazines. You can find journals/serials in the catalogue.
A maximum of 3 manuscript items can be ordered per delivery.
Manuscripts are items such as letters, diaries and deeds, etc. You can find manuscripts in Sources and in the catalogue.
Newspapers are any newspapers included in the newspaper database. Please note that where a microfilm is available a hardcopy will not be issued.
Musical Scores have a call number which identifies each individual item. You will find an item's call number in the catalogue record.
Books and pamphlets have a call number which identifies each individual item. You will find an item's call number in the catalogue record.
Journals and serials have a call number which identifies each individual title. You will find the call number in the catalogue record. Plaese also include the volume(s) and issue(s) you require. A maximum of 5 volumes/issues will be delivered to you at each delivery time.
Manuscripts are the original papers of private individuals, political parties, associations and corporations and can consist of items such as letters, diaries, deeds and maps. Examples of NLI Manuscript call numbers are "MS 33,911"; "G 20"; "21 F 115"; "D 1,540"; and "GO 223".
You can find manuscripts on Sources, the Catalogue and Manuscript Collection Lists.
Please enter the title of the newspaper you require. Please enter the date of the issue required in place of a callnumber.
A maximum of five reels per delivery time will be delivered to you.
The Irish Newspaper Archives provides online access to 25 newspapers, in addition to the Irish Times digital archive, both of which are available for consultaion at the National Library.
The newspaper record in the Newspaper Databases indicates those titles that are available digitally.
Please note that if microfilm or digital formats are available, the hardcopy newspaper is not issued.
Additionally, some newspapers are stored off-site and are subject to a delay in retrieval. These are noted in the Newspaper Databases.