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RCB Library Notice May 2021
RCB Library Notice May 2021


Commencing in February 2019, members of the public are advised that access to the Archives and Manuscripts Collections in the Library is restricted to four days per week: Monday to Thursday.

Opening hours remain the same: 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm with last orders for manuscripts and archives at 4.30pm each evening (Mon–Thurs) but going forward there will be NO access to Archives and Manuscripts on Fridays.

This will allow us to consolidate limited staff time, and facilitate our work on digitization.

Access to the Printed Collection for ordinands, clergy and Library Members is not affected by this change, with the Printed Collections being available five days per week, and Library services for books remain unchanged.

Normal Library Opening Times:

PRINTED COLLECTION: Mon–Fri, 9:30am. to 1:00pm and 2.00pm to 5:00pm.
ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS: Mon–Thurs, 9:30am. to 1:00pm and 2.00pm to 5:00pm.(Last orders for manuscripts and archives – Thurs 4:30pm).

A reading room is available for reference and study. No appointment is necessary.

Membership of the Library is open to laity as well as clergy: the completion of an application form signed by an approved referee, and the payment of the subscription (currently €5.00 per year or €40.00 for life) entitles members to borrow books.

Books can be sent by post, the borrower being responsible for all postage involved.


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