Welcome to the Royal Irish Academy Library, one of Ireland’s premier research libraries. The Library manages major manuscript, book, pamphlet and drawings collections. We offer comprehensive access and outreach programmes, facilitate master classes and visits, hold exhibitions and lecture series and publish on the collections. Content is added to our web pages on a regular basis and we invite your comments and enquiries.

Manuscript call-up times: 10.10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. To avoid delay, please order manuscripts in advance. Tel. 01-6090620 or email


 Christmas closing: 25th December - 2nd January 2015 incl. 

We wish all our readers a Happy Christmas and New Year


 Saoire na Nollag: 25 Nollag - 2 Eanáir 2015 san áireamh.

Guímid beannachtaí na Nollag agus Ath-Bhliain faoi mhaise dár léitheoirí uilig.


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The Reading Room

The Reading Room

‘The Royal Irish Academy has … the best reading and writing space in Ireland.’

Quotation from the latest publication of author David Slattery, with author’s kind permission. (2012).

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