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Special Collections

Special Collections is the section of the Library which looks after old and rare items as well as material in different formats such as maps and newspapers.

Highlights from our Special Collections is intended to whet your appetite for further browsing in our printed Special Collections. Please click below 

Most of these are now housed in Special Collections due to their rarity. Almost all are listed on the library catalogue and can be read in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room on the ground floor of the  Hardiman Research Building. We hope you enjoy browsing this publication and that it will encourage you to enrich your studies and research by reading more of these titles.
Highlights from our Special Collections

The collections which come under our care include:

These collections are accessed in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. The staff there will be happy to assist with queries relating to this material.

If you have any queries please contact us at


Marie Boran

Boran, Marie

Special Collections Librarian
Tel: +353 91492543

Geraldine Curtin

Curtin, Geraldine

Research and Learning Assistant
Tel: +353 91493476

Margo Donohue

Donohue, Margo

Research and Learning / Acquisitions Assistant
Tel: +353 91 493476