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During the Covid-19 pandemic, there are some changes in the Reading Rooms
The following material is currently unavailable: all off-site material as well as books with the following call numbers (Joly LB/ Dix LB/ LO LB/ Thom LB/ MS L).
Our Reading Rooms are operating with reduced capacity, so it is not always possible to book for your preferred date.
The appointment service will offer four weeks’ availability on a rolling basis, with new dates added daily.
You must be a registered reader to book an appointment. To apply for a ticket please click
You may book your appointment up to one working day in advance of your visit (cut off time is 11.00am).
Up to 8 collection items may be ordered per visit.
Orders may not be amended or added to after your booking confirmation.
The contact details you provide will be used for Contact Tracing purposes.
In line with Government guidelines, data – date, time, name and telephone number – will be shared with the HSE in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the NLI. For all other information please see our privacy statement on
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