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Marsh's Library

Founded in 1701, Marsh's Library was the first public library in Ireland and celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2001. The library contains over 25,000 books relating to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, covering medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, surveying and classical literature. The library is open to the public.

Contact: Keeper.

If you have questions or comments about the Library or its contents you can contact us by telephone, fax, letter or email.

Visiting:
Marsh's Library is located just behind St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Most Dublin tours pass right by our door, or we're only a 10 or 15 minute stroll from Grafton Street. Just ask for directions to St Patrick's Cathedral.

 

Opening Hours:
The library is open to the public every day except Tuesday and Sunday. Weekdays except Tuesday: 9:30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm. Saturdays: 10am to 1pm. Closed Tuesdays, Sundays and bank holidays. Closed from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day (inclusive). Visitors are asked to pay an entrance fee of €2.50, with €1.50 for students and senior citizens, and no charge for children. Scholars and students are most welcome to carry out research, and are admitted free. Applications to carry out research should be made to the Keeper in advance.

Collections:
Founded in 1701, Marsh's Library was the first public library in Ireland and celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2001. The library contains over 25,000 books relating to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, covering medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, surveying and classical literature. The full library catalogue is available for searching here. The library is open to the public, and particularly welcomes scholars and students.

 

Address: 

Marsh's Library, St Patrick's Close, Dublin 8

Telephone: (01)-454-3511
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Website:  http://www.marshlibrary.ie/

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