UCD Library Special Collections holds material that is especially helpful for particular subjects. These are the principal subjcts that we can support: 

20th century American literature
20th century Anglo Irish literature (literary papers of several important 20th century Irish writers, Curran, O’Lochlainn and Sweeney book collections,
first editions of books by the authors whose papers are held in Special Collections)
Book history and printing
Celtic philology
Children’s literature
Church history
Greek and Roman classics (18th -19th century)
Religious texts, patrician literature, Latin and Greek (18th -19th century)
Irish archaeology and antiquarian studies
Irish folklore
Irish history (17th -20th century)
Irish travel literature
History of art
History of architecture
History of medicine
History of science and industry
Local history studies
Historical geography
Legal history
Local studies


Special Collections staff can offer consultations for individuals or groups and can also provide training and awareness workshops on request.

We are happy to speak to students and staff about Special Collections resources that are available for particular subjects.

We can also demonstrate electronic resources that complement the Special Collections holdings on a particular subject.

To arrange a visit or demonstration please contact us.