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TCD - Manuscripts and Archives Research Library

The Manuscripts and Archives Research Library's collections reflect the intellectual, spiritual, economic and everyday lives of scholars, patriots, rebels, church men and women, politicians, explorers, landowners, servants and students. The Book of Kells, the Book of Durrow and the Book of Armagh are among Ireland's greatest treasures but these iconic manuscripts are only part of the Library's richly diverse holdings.

We continue to add to our collections, building on existing strengths and advancing into new areas of scholarship. Researchers from all over the world utilise the Library's manuscript and archive collections. We look forward to helping you further your research.

Access: Admissions and Planning your research visit


The collections are not available online although Digital Resources and Imaging Services expects to provide access to digital collections in the future. The Library continues to collect historic material and persons who have material which the Library may be interested in acquiring should contact us.

1641 Depositions, 19th- and 20th-Century Irish Political Papers, Art and Architecture, Asian, Middle Eastern and Ethiopic Manuscripts, Deeds, Education, Family and Estate Papers, Genealogy, Historical Objects, Icelandic Manuscripts, Maps, Medical Collections, Medieval and Early Modern Irish Language Manuscripts, Medieval Latin Manuscripts, Middle English Manuscripts, Modern Irish Language Manuscripts,
Modern Literary Manuscripts in English, Music, Papyri, Photographs, Rebellions, Registers of Papal Letters and Records of the Holy Office, Romance Languages, Science and Nature, Travel, Exploration and Antiquarianism, Trinity College Dublin Archives, World Wars.

Address: Manuscripts and Archives Research Library, The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin, College Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 8961189
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