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Delayed opening for Genealogy Service on Friday, 17th June.

The Genealogy Advisory Service will open at 1pm on Friday, 17th June.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Author Marian Keyes partners with National Library on digital collecting project (3/12/2019)
Bestselling and award-winning Irish author, Marian Keyes is the first donor to work with the Library as part of this initiative.

New exhibition 'From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence' now open (25/11/2019)
‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’ draws on Library’s extensive collection of photographs and newspapers

Main and Manuscripts Reading Rooms open again on Mondays (23/9/2019)
Monday opening as standard from 30 September 2019

Museum of Literature Ireland, NLI partnership with UCD, now open (23/9/2019)
A major new destination for visitors

Author JP Donleavy's archive donated to National Library (15/8/2019)
Papers of "The Ginger Man" author a rich resource for 20th century Irish writing

New National Library Book Repository Launched (27/6/2019)
Reading Rooms re-open on Mondays from 30 September onwards

A Modern Eye: Helen Hooker O'Malley's Ireland (20/6/2019)
New exhibition at the National Library's National Photographic Archive open to the public from 21 June

WB Yeats/Olivia Shakespear letters on display (14/2/2019)
40 years of loving friendship captured in correspondence

60,000 visitors to Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again in 2018 (2/1/2019)
Free exhibition running at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street

Free events to mark centenary of the end of WWI (30/10/2018)
Pop-up talks, tours, lectures and visits to the World War Ireland exhibition

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