The National Library holds a wide variety of printed material of Irish and general interest which are described in the pages listed below. See the Accessing Material section to find out how to consult these collections.

The Library's printed books collections includes the Joly, Dix, Thom, Griffin, and Yeats collections.

Our periodicals collection contains many interesting and often overlooked publications, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day and can include anything from the annual report of a major corporation, to a small local history magazine.

Information on our newspaper collection, including the NEWSPLAN project.

Official Publications
Including publications by the Irish Government, the British Government, and the European Union. 

Information on our collection of printed maps. Please note that additional information on manuscript maps and early printed maps can be found under the Manuscripts section.

The Library's music collections consisting mostly of 18th and 19th century scores.