Introduction

Listed below are the online finding aids currently available to users of the National Library of Ireland.

Main Online Public Access Catalogue

This Library's OPAC provides access to most material catalogued since 1990 as well as some older records which have been added as part of  catalogue conversions programmes. Please select from the categories below to begin your search:

Printed
Includes books, periodicals, official publications and music.

Manuscripts
Includes all manuscripts catalogued since 1990.

Photographs
Includes all photographs catalogued since 1990. Some entries are accompanied by scanned images.

Prints & Drawings
Includes all prints & drawings catalogued since 1990. Some entries are accompanied by scanned images.

Ephemera
Includes all ephemera catalogued since 1990 and ...

Other Databases

For certain collections other online finding aids are available to supplement to your OPAC search. These databases are as follows:

NEWSPLAN Database
Search the NEWSPLAN Database for records on hardcopy and microfilm newspapers.

Photographic Databases
Detailed indexes of the Lawrence, Clonbrock, O'Dea and Poole collections. Please note that images are not attached to the databases.

Manuscript Collection Listings
In some cases the manuscript catalogue entries refer to Manuscripts Collection Lists. These lists are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room an offer detailed information about individual manuscripts in a collection. A number are also available online as pdf files and can be found using this search engine.