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RCB Library

For the Library’s Opening Hours please click here.

Before access to the Reading Room, Visitors must confirm they have read the Library Regulations. Please click here to read the Regulations for Readers of Archives and Manuscripts.

The main functions of the Library are:  

  • to serve the needs of those in training for ministry in the Church of Ireland
  • to assist in the continuing Christian education of clergy and laity
  • to act as a reference library for those seeking information about the Church of Ireland
  • to provide a repository in which the archives and manuscripts of the Church can be stored, arranged and made available to researchers in a systematic fashion.

RCB Library Conservation Fund
If you would like to donate to assist the work of conserving the records of the Church of Ireland, please click here to make a donation online.

The Library does not provide a genealogical research service.  Specific details can be checked for a fee but general genealogical research cannot be undertaken by the Library staff. To request a search, please visit our online store, store.ireland.anglican.org/genealogy

Researchers are welcome to undertake their own research in the Library during the normal opening hours.  The Library’s Location & Contact details are available here.

Researchers who cannot undertake their own research can find a list of professional researchers at accreditedgenealogists.ie.

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