Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann / National Library of Ireland

How to find us

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2


+ 353 1 6030200



Thomas Deane

Year founded



The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is the library of record for Ireland. Established in 1877, NLI share the story of Ireland with the world through their unique collections. We care for more than ten million items, including books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, prints, maps, drawings, ephemera, music and digital media. The Library is open, free of charge, to all those who wish to consult the collections and enjoy the Library’s services and facilities.

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