Our Reading Room will re-open five days a week from October 4

Opening Hours:
10.00–12.30; 13.30–16.00
Closed: 12.30–13.30

Access by appointment only:
archives@ucd.ie | 01 7167555

Masks/face-coverings must be worn in the Reading Room


UCD Archives' core function is the curatorship of the archives of the university and the significant institutions which predated its foundation; and of those outstanding collections of private papers and institutional archives acquired and preserved to help document the foundation and development of modern Ireland.

The mission of UCD Archives is to achieve the highest standards in the performance of its core functions:

To identify and preserve collections of archives, papers and manuscripts of national significance, safeguarding the interests of depositors and supporting the teaching and research needs of the university and the wider community.

To identify and preserve those records of the university which are evidence of university functions and which have enduring significance, to support administration and research.

Document of the Month
New Flag for the Irish Republic, 6 December 1921

To commemorate one hundred years since the end of the War of Independence in Ireland and start of the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations of 1921.... Read more.

Opening Hours:

UCD Archives reading room hours are:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
10.00–12.30; 13.30–16.00

Confirmed appointment essential.

Contact UCD Archives:

UCD Archives, University College Dublin
James Joyce Library, Belfield, Dublin 4

Duty Archivist: t +353-1-716 7555 during Reading Room opening hours

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