RDS Library & Archives

Browse & Borrow

The RDS Library & Archives will open for Members to browse and borrow books in person from Monday 19 July. The service will operate Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm. Visits of up to 20 minutes will be possible.  Members are asked to book their visit in advance  by contacting the Library desk  Tel: (01) 2407254 or  E: librarydesk@rds.ie

Please note there is no seating for reading and study desks are not available.

You may also call the Library desk to arrange collection of a book through the Click and Collect service on the same day as the request is received.  

(published on 17/07/2021)
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Welcome to the RDS Library & Archives Online Catalogue

The RDS Library provides an interesting and diverse selection of material available for borrowing by Members of the Society.

The RDS Library also holds the records of the Royal Dublin Society since its foundation and a general library which contains over 100,000 volumes including over 4,000 relating to Ireland, many of them old and rare.

The collections of the RDS Library reflect the Foundation interest in the areas of science, agriculture, industries and arts, especially within an Irish context.

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